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  • Eureka

    Eureka

    ★★★★½

    Eureka is a triumph of human filmmaking.

    By that, I mean cinema that thrusts itself on this other level of capturing emotions. It captures humanity at it's most bare, pathetic, and also beautiful. Films like Tarkovsky's Stalker, Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love, or Dreyer's Passion of Joan of Arc, are part of this echelon of film creation.

    Eureka surprised me. I had tried watching this movie many times but found myself dipping out too soon merely due to…

  • Semen Demon

    Semen Demon

    ½

    The faint glow of the neon sign bathes the freshly wet pavement as you walk up to the store.

    Video Rental.

    You bee-line for the section you know best. Marked by a neon-pink ducktape slip, the adult section is separated by a doorway bead curtain and has flashing primary colored lights and weird sex music playing that isn't quite jazz but could be misconstrued for being a Kenny G single.
    A couple of tapes are on the shelf, but for…

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  • Incredibles 2

    Incredibles 2

    ★★½

    The best sequels make waves.

    Characters change, learn things, and grow as a character. Sequels bring challenging new problems to the cast and show the audience a new side of the characters seen from the first movie. Those are just some parts of what makes a good sequel. Unfortunately, Incredibles 2 is not a great sequel and misses a lot of these things.

    I want to say first that I will be criticizing this film for a lot of things…

  • Fullmetal Alchemist

    Fullmetal Alchemist

    Look I'll be frank. This was amateur hour. From the acting, story, cinematography, cgi, action scenes, etc. I don't really know why this had to be made. It feels like it was filmed by someone who just graduated film school and was taught to never use dollies. There was so much handheld camera work it feels lazy. I really can't iterate enough how bad the cinematography is. Framing and camera movement is so horrendous. It feels like they rushed through…