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  • Annihilation



    There’s definitely a market for female-lead explorative science fiction fare in this day and age but Netflix’s stab at the sub genre Annihilation is the blandest of the bunch this far. I just found the whole experience here relentlessly dull and far inferior to the terse and thought provoking Ex Machina. With the privilege of flashbacks and larger, more spacious, environments Garland proves he is far better in a more confined space and honestly the talents of Portman and Leigh…

  • The Last Emperor

    The Last Emperor

    The 100 Greatest Directors Club: Bernardo Bertolucci
    This whole review is going to be an elongated rant on Academy sensibilities and the stupidity of the execution of the Pu Yi story, so I thought I’d begin with a few positives that I can salvage from The Last Emperor’s copious faults. The set design is excellent, Bertolucci is very good at expressing the space of China and just how vast Yi’s empire was and the cinematography from Vittorio Storaro was…

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049


    I’m going to upset many people here, but this is just my take:
    This movie just speaks volumes about how far a slow pace and “philosophical” themes can get with you with a certain stripe of critic and how far intertextual imagery and returning characters and messages can get you with a particular brand of fanboy and as someone who loves the original Blade Runner but can acknowledge its flaws I found Blade Runner 2049 to be a crushing disappointment.…

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner


    Final Cut
    Sci-fi is truly one of the toughest genres to handle as it can't reflect reality and represent the kind of truth to a viewer that evokes a certain brand of emotional reaction in story or world-building it can only truly do it in characters and, to a greater extent, theme. Ridley Scott's startlingly bleak future noir Blade Runner is a prime example of this as we are truly immersed in this bleak underclass of a future earth with…