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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    THE EMOTIONAL CLIMAX OF THIS MOVIE IS LITERALLY THAT THROWAWAY GAG FROM THAT EPISODE OF FUTURAMA (THE ONE WHERE BENDER BECOMES A GOD) WHERE THE SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN GOES "TOO LATE DID I REALIZE THAT MY CHILDREN WERE THE REAL TREASURE".

    This is seriously one of the most blockbuster blockbusters I've ever had to sit through, and I'm so tired of daddy issues being used as unifying themes in the most tenuous and boring ways. As if the brief mention…

  • A Burning Hot Summer

    A Burning Hot Summer

    ★★★★½

    Would like to echo Neil's review
    -- which was essential for my reading of the film -- and also add Garrel's use of costuming to distance his characters from their idyllic surroundings. The most jarring shift (arguably) is a very abrupt and unacknowledged costume change: Frederic (younger Garrel), Angele (Belluci), Elisabeth (Sallette, an actual angel), and Paul (Robart) sit around a table, with Angele and Paul dressed in all black, Garrel in light blue, and Elisabeth clad in all-white; the…

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  • Paper Towns

    Paper Towns

    ★★

    QuIRKy

  • The Circle

    The Circle

    ½

    Watch Emma Watson and Tom Hanks give a 2-hour TED Talk about why privacy is bad, I mean good, I mean bad? and about why freedom is good, I mean bad, I mean good?

    Watson plays that girl in high school that sucked up to the administration, if that girl in high school also hosted one of those Youtube daily vlog channels. Everybody else has too much dialogue to just be a plot device, but not enough meaningful dialogue to…