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  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    Final proof of my long-gestating theory that the current generation of studio execs learned about narrative from Zelda and Stan Lee, and not from William Goldman and Syd Field.

    This is like watching somebody else play a video game. Don't stress, Kong; if you die, the movie will reload and you can try again.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    ★★½

    Obviously the screenwriters had to invent a narrative out of nothing for this video game adaptation, but surely social phobia and isolation are some pretty heavy topics for a kiddie movie?

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    If any excuse were necessary to rewatch Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, a new print projected in a proper theater would certainly be it.

    To mark the film's 50th anniversary, Warner Bros. commissioned filmmaker and Kubrick aficionado Christopher Nolan to create a set of new 70mm prints. Nolan's team located an intact 70mm preservation print, and strove to reproduce its inherent color and picture quality without digital effects. In theory, this new version of the film would be closer…

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

    VOICE:
    Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to say something about Mission: Impossible Fallout that hasn't already been said on Letterboxd.

    ME:
    Uh, it was good? I liked it.

    VOICE:
    Disavowed. [puff of smoke]