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  • Shirkers

    Shirkers

    ★½

    Spoiler alert: This is not a good film.

    I wanted to like this so much, but five minutes in, I knew that wasn't going to happen. Sandi Tan the narrator has no introspection whatsoever. The younger Sandi was shown to be selfish and self-absorbed, and at one point, older Jasmine said to present-day Sandi -- "You used to be an asshole". The thing is, there was nothing in this film that made me think that older Sandi is any less…

  • Cinta

    Cinta

    ★★

    The way the stories intersect and flow into each other is actually quite masterful, but the stories themselves* are fucking ridiculous. And deciding to light a rom-com like a noir is totally misguided. It's not a good film, but it's inoffensive. I had fun with it.

    *except for the story with the old man.

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  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    Andrew Garfield was great as spiderman -- sure, we knew that from the first film -- but the best thing about this movie is the end credits music, partly because it's actually a good song, but mostly because the movie ended.

    I won't talk about that godawful post-credit scene because fuck that godawful post-credit scene.

  • Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

    Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

    ★★

    The best thing about this is that sequence with Asimo pouring the drink in the cup. The absolute worst part is the sequence with the family talking about their dead family member driving the Porsche.