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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    Before watching I was snarking about how it'll be interesting to see the Blade Runner material in a film with a good director for the first time... Ironically, this was the least I've enjoyed watching a Villeneuve-directed film, despite the spectacle of it being very impressive.

    I've been mulling it over since and am probably up for watching it again, still. I've seen INCENDIES and ARRIVAL more than once and I found both more engaging after the first time.

    Always…

  • mother!

    mother!

    I think the guy called this a fever dream? It's a good description anyway. By about twenty minutes in I was just waiting for it to be over. I didn't enjoy it at all while watching and it hasn't made me think differently about anything, so I'm not really sure the point.

    Lawrence and Pfeiffer were particularly good.

    Great sound design in the quieter moments. Awesome choice of no score.

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  • Southpaw

    Southpaw

    ★★★½

    Gyllenhal is heaps better in Prince of Persia, but it's still pretty good. #trollololol

    Nah but seriously. You know whether you're up for a boxing pic, and this is all incredibly straightforward fallen hero arc stuff... BUT I gave a shit about what was happening, during the boxing and during the rest of it.

    The "behind every great man..." schtick still going strong in 2015 and Bechdel-Wallace test squarely failed.

    Forest Whitaker explicitly in the teacher role comes through with reassuring nuance, fumbling over his pearls of wisdom sometimes, called out for lying, etc.

  • Land of the Lost

    Land of the Lost

    ★★½

    I laughed so much I wanted to lie down. Once. Ridiculously uneven on the lols.