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  • Outcast

    Outcast

    ★★

    the dvd interviews paint a fascinating, rashomon-like portrait of a failed feature: nic cage, nick powell, and hayden christensen providing three wildly diverging perspectives on the film.

    powell is shockingly candid, blaming the chinese production company for his woes at every turn. but most telling is how he describes how he attempted to subdue the chinese, martial arts impulse of the chinese crew and actors to his own western sensibilities. the disappointing flatness of the film clicks into place, whereas…

  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★

    taylor sheridan is a godawful screenwriter who got lucky to work with a directors early on who take his scripts places they have no right to go.

    flawed but effective.

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★

    the original naptrance scifi epic

  • Warm Bodies

    Warm Bodies

    when u have a funny idea but not a script

  • Mistress America

    Mistress America

    ★★★★

    the greenwich section is lmao funny

  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending

    ★★★

    should have been a cinematic universe directed by george lucas.

  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    ★★★★

    a genuinely offensive movie but w/ major picasso energy

    4 stars

  • After Earth

    After Earth

    ★★★

    why were people so harsh on this? it was a sweet, tender little sci-fi movie.

  • Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein

    Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein

    ★★★

    dumb but i liked it

  • Song to Song

    Song to Song

    ★★★★

    p sweet on the rewatch !! but malick stuff is always good for new phases of life.

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Transformers: Age of Extinction

    ★★★

    one of the less offensive transformers films visually speaking, which is a shame b/c it has some of the best and richest subtext of the whole bayformers series.

  • The Wave

    The Wave

    ★★★

    most interesting thing about this is the concept: pre-filming a disaster that will inevitably happened.

    competently made, but a bit too serious for its own good and feels a bit contained as a result.