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  • The 'Burbs

    The 'Burbs


    As a kid, the opening shot absolutely blew my mind. Pretty much still does.

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League


    First viewing was pure anticipation, uncritical. Second critical viewing made me remember all the reasons why I don’t like Zack Snyder. The fact is there is all sorts of good stuff in here and a good movie potentially exists outside of this extended cut which was never intended for critical consumption. Zack handed it to us knowing it would be technically disqualified, got a real “Fuck it” vibe. 

    I really enjoy the greater narrative, the planet conquering narrative. There’s actually…

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  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom


    "Fuck Amok." Seen for the first time in the cinema - and I recommend everybody see it this way, as the inevitable walkouts seem central to the viewing experience.

  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World


    At some point the adults in the room will realize they can't keep peddling Hammond's insane dream as something virtuous (Crichton didn't romanticize the character like Spielberg did, who projected his own desire to spoil children - which, come to think of it, sure explains why he cast Santa Claus in the role). Real pity they could only tiptoe up to the notion of animal rights, but I have a sneaking suspicion these writers are trained to space out their material (inevitable future franchise installments have to be about something, after all); zoological-industrial complex to be discussed in Jurassic Universe.