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  • Strangers On The Earth

    Strangers On The Earth

    ★★★½

    I mean it as a sincere compliment that this is the sort of film that would have bored me to tears had Terence Malick directed it. I might have given it another star if it had been trimmed by 5-10 minutes, but it is so skillfully edited and the shots are the director of photography has such a keen eye for the right image (and how long to hold it), that I wouldn't be surprised to find that such editing…

  • Daredevil

    Daredevil

    ★★

    No, this is still not a good movie, but it is mildly interesting to see the still lingering influence of Tim Burton's Batman (1989) prior to Marvel's movies becoming MCU events.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    "If you can't fix what's broken..."

    Fully satisfying as to theme, this is a throwback only in the sense that it reminds us of how much more thrilling stunts are than special effects. The choreography and editing is off-the-charts good...and a welcome relief to those of us weary of the uberfrenetic shot sequencing of Avengers and such.

    This is essentially one long chase scene, but backstory and theme are interspersed, and it's the rare action movie that shows rather than…

  • Justice League

    Justice League

    ★★

    Marginally entertaining as a spectacle but devoid of any and all human emotion and surprisingly poorly written.

    The problems of the genre aren't helped by the addition of three essentially new characters, none of whom add add much to the emotional or thematic heft of the story. I've always liked DC characters more than Marvel characters, but DC is *still* playing catch-up, so what should play out over movies (Barry's fear to enter the fray) gets compressed into scenes and…