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  • Multiplicity



    Amusing, if disappointing.

    Released in the summer of 1996 by iconic director Harold Ramis, this 117-minute sci-fi comedy film was an unfortunate box office disappointment, grossing only half of its $45 million dollar budget. When a Los Angeles construction worker's life gets bogged down by an impossibly busy schedule, he has himself cloned to make things easier.

    Human cloning is one of the all-time great sci-fi premises, but "Multiplicity" — like so many others to tackle this concept — fails…

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow


    Something that really struck me on this rewatch was how the narrative plays with perspective and exposition-through-omission. Even though we witness the story exclusively from Tom Cruise's vantage point. Frequent leaps in the timeline ensure we're constantly behind the information-curve.

    The audience doesn't learn new information when Cruise does; we learn only when he hares that knowledge with others. It is a remarkably smart, and effective storytelling technique; allowing the time-loop narrative to feel much longer and involved than it…

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  • Molly's Game

    Molly's Game


    Jessica's boobs should have received top billing for this picture.

  • Game Over, Man!

    Game Over, Man!


    Crass, vulgar, homophobic, and terribly derivative; Netflix's latest comedy vehicle for Adam Devine is little more than "Die Hard" with dick jokes. And boy... this movie sure does have a lot of dicks. If you're able to find enjoyment in lower-budget, bloody action films (think Joe Lynch's work) - there are definitely a few moments here worth checking out. But given the lighter and goofier context, they're also jarringly out of place.

    Excellent work from familiar supporting actors like Daniel…

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  • Interstellar



    An unqualified masterpiece.

    This captivating science fiction drama from critically acclaimed director Christopher Nolan was produced on a budget of $165 million, and released on November 5, 2014. Although it's an entirely original property with no ties to any previous works, the hype surrounding Nolan's ninth feature film was so high, Warner Bros. studios traded away the rights to its lucrative "Friday The 13th" series (among other franchises) just to secure worldwide distribution rights to this movie. So to say…

  • Nightcrawler



    Gyllenhaal is masterful.

    This low-budget American crime-thriller from first-time director Dan Gilroy was a critical and commercial success following its theatrical release on Halloween, 2014. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as an enigmatic individual who muscles his way into the world of crime journalism: earning money by photographing accidents and murders late at night, and selling them to a local news station. He is a quirky, bottom-feeding opportunist, exhibiting signs of high-functioning autism... always communicating directly, if dishonestly with his mark.