Laurence Barber

Laurence Barber

Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Johnny Guitar
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous

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  • Madame Web

    ★★

  • Saint Omer

    ★★★★

  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

    ★½

  • Underworld: Evolution

    ★★

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  • Madame Web

    Madame Web

    ★★

    While the trailer line doesn’t appear in the film proper, at one point Dakota Johnson is sifting through a suitcase of her mother’s belongings and sighs, “Hope the spiders were worth it, mom.” In a just world would be the dawn of the Ijbol Cinematic Universe.

    Set in 2003 for ‘tangential to Spider-Man’ reasons, the character Madame Web is canonically watching American Idol S2 but despite her blossoming clairvoyant abilities the film fails to show us her using them to…

  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

    ★½

    Bill Nighy truly throwing caution to the wind at all times, you kinda have to respect it

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  • The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

    The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

    ★½

    THE MORTAL INCESTUMENTS: CITY OF AWKWARD BONERS

  • Passengers

    Passengers

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I haven't had time to write a full review of this as I only saw it not 12 hours ago, but I can't help but jot down something about Passengers' unpleasant undercurrent. Rewatching the trailers and marketing material, I couldn't believe how misleading they were about something very important to the film's core premise:

    Only Chris Pratt's Jim woke up early due to a malfunction on the ship. The first solid half hour is him moping about the Avalon starship,…