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  • The Quake

    The Quake

    ★★

    Why ruin a good disaster flick with the retrograde trope of a divorce, whose wife left him to his preoccupations, being proven right -- only for him to be proven right, forgiven by ex wife, only for her to be killed so he may be unencumbered for the remainder of his heroic quest. And capping it all off with an incredibly abrupt ending, after what feels like what should have been a mid-movie set piece.

  • Legion

    Legion

    The premise of this movie is the capital-e End Times, where no less an antagonist than friggin' god decides to erase humanity from the face of the earth, and your movie is just a bunch of yahoos in a diner fighting a couple of weirdos on their way home from auditioning for the Red Hot Chili Peppers? If God were to smite armageddon upon Hollywood, it would be for its appalling lack of imagination.

    (Doug Jones as the ice cream man from our collective nightmares was pretty memorable, tho)

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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]