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  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

    On this viewing, the inherent contradictions within the text made themselves more apparent to me. My previous review speaks about the increasingly industrial world, an increasingly machine-oriented world. Of course, in the process, that review ignored the retaliatory natural world of Gojira, a dangerous product of the ways machines are used. Honda frequently intersperses sequences of urban monotony (WORK IS WORK) into sequences of blunt affect. In this sense, the contradictions are two sides of the same coin, equal and…

  • Transformers: The Last Knight

    Transformers: The Last Knight

    Does anybody have any recommendations for film franchises - NOT TV FRANCHISES (too busy catching up on Watchmen and Star Trek) -with significantly interesting background lore? For reference, I really like the lore in Phantasm, Transformers, Lost, Watchmen, Indiana Jones....

    I've gone a bit cold on the Bay auteurism since the heights of the vulgar movement, but I still think that Age of Extinction is one of the most impressive blockbuster things in recent memory. That was a film that…

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★★★

    A study of permanence and impermanence and the ways we internalize our emotions until they explode into a physically affecting form, an abstraction of narrative that Snyder pushes so hard it loops into and under itself, there are snapshots of other films - images people have labelled unnecessary - but this is not so much misplaced exposition as it is a myriad of secondary narratives superseding our core one - that's why the titular fight takes over an hour to…

  • Glass

    Glass

    ★★★★★

    By far the strangest studio product I have ever seen, bar none, and Shyamalan's strangest film yet, by a long mile.

    A series of incredibly hard pills to swallow; three elements sell all challenges.

    (1) The incredibly sturdy shot-reverse-shot is a key indicator of a man at the absolute top of his game. The use of elliptical spacial interruptions actively throws off any assumptions one can make about the pace or overall shape of the movie prior to its completion.…