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  • Coherence

    Coherence

    ★★★★

    A strange cosmic event caused by a passing comet turn a dinner party among friends into chaos. I'm not gonna spoil the film beyond that description because one of the joys of the film is discovering just what the hell is going on. I will say that the resulting film is a real mind-bender that's gonna spark some lively debates on multi-verses, alternate realities, parallel universes, among other things. The film fumbles just a bit with its third act climax…

  • The Omega Man

    The Omega Man

    ★★½

    A scientist races to find a cure for a plague which wiped out most of humanity and turned some of those that lived into light-sensitive murderous albinos. I've seen Vincent Price's version and Will Smith's version of this story. Now it's Charlton Heston's version. I must say, it's probably my least favorite among them. It's the one that feels the most dated and the one comes off the silliest, but not in a good way. It worked best as a…

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  • Crumb

    Crumb

    ★★★★½

    An endlessly fascinating documentary on controversial cartoonist/comic book artist/satirist Robert Crumb. We get a peek into his life, his work and his family (among his brothers, as it turns out, HE'S the normal one.) You need not be a fan or even be familiar with his work to be fascinated by this remarkable documentary. It gets kind of personal, uncomfortable, shocking and sometimes really funny. Terry Zwigoff creates a fascinating document of a truly remarkable and unique artist. It must be seen by anyone even remotely interested in art.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    Whoah. This is an intense, exhilarating (just like the blurb in the posters say) film. An ambitious young jazz drummer gets tormented both physically, psychologically and emotionally by a brutal teacher who pushes him beyond his limits in order to realize his full potential and achieve greatness. What follows is not an emotional, feel-good inspiring tale (well, not-so-much) but a brutally honest examination of what it means to achieve one's ambitions. The buzz around JK Simmons' performance is well-earned, IMO…