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  • Solaris

    Solaris

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    Part 1 is a remarkable thing.

  • Kagero-za

    Kagero-za

    β˜…β˜…β˜…

    The first hour or so was superb. As soon as old mate checks out of his desired journey, though, this lost a lot of steam and ingenuity (more in terms of editing than anything).

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    β˜…β˜…Β½

    Almost instantly forgettable, Nolan's latest feature might contain some stunning visual sequences but they are squished between mountains of clunky exposition, underwritten characters and cringe-inducing dialogue.

    The film takes 45 minutes to actually get started, the Earth-set first act tethered to a very poorly explained future and weirdly simple plan to save it before we actually get into space. When that happens, we find ourselves at a recurring juxtaposition between some of the best visual depictions of deep space ever…

  • Birdman

    Birdman

    β˜…β˜…Β½

    I'm not entirely sure what this film thinks it is, throwing so much shit at the wall and hoping something profound sticks. I do know, though, that without that really good drum score it would have been a whole lot more dull to sit through; we witness the process of the film figuring itself out, messily and unconvincingly over its far too long runtime.

    Norton was great, if you want to tackle self-obsession and ego in art and theatre, make…