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  • The Brother from Another Planet

    The Brother from Another Planet

    ★★★★

    blurb for the nashville scene:

    "Science-fiction may capture our imagination with its images of faraway worlds, but the genre is sometimes its best when its feet are firmly planted on our own planet. John Sayles’ classic independent film The Brother From Another Planet, screening at the Belcourt in its Science on Screen series, is earthbound because of its low-budget, but its universe is more richly detailed than any on-screen invention. The Brother (Joe Morton), an alien who seems human save…

  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending

    ★★★★

    an extra half-star for the gorgeous 3D, which is some of the clearest and brighest i've ever seen. really made this sing and also seriously activated my fear of ledges lol. did a pretty good job simulating what it must have felt like for jupiter to view these overwhelming, otherworldly vistas for the first time

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  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice

    ★★★★★

    it thunders a lot in this movie but it never rains

  • mother!

    mother!

    not at all sure what to do with this movie. on the one hand it's the most audacious studio movie i've ever seen and it's insane that aronofsky could get people to give him 30 million to make this. but it's also the most arrogant and most self-pitying thing i've ever seen, hateful to the audience and hateful of itself. it feels like the paranoid confession note of a serial abuser. he's a deranged and self-obsessed man who cast his…