Mike Martinez

Mike Martinez

I have a baffling taste in movies.

Werner Herzog is my hero, Batman vs Superman is a masterpiece, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is my favorite film…

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  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★½

    A nice diversion from your usual comicbook movie. I can always appreciate a comicbook film based on personal stakes more than some kind of world ending event.

    Funny, colorful yet still somewhat maintained Snyders DC lookand everyone seems to be having an absolute blast.

    Margot Robbie is of course great but Ewan McGregor absolutely steals the show. A joy to watch chew scenery and a great balance of menacing and goofy.

    Good job DC but also #RELEASETHESNYDERCUT

  • Gladiator

    Gladiator

    ★★★★★

    ***4K Extended Edition***

    One of the greatest films ever and a perfect encapsulation of blockbuster filmmaking. An absolutely rock solid classic heroic tale and a sheer tour de force of powerful filmmaking.

    But....


    Gladiator 4K Extended Edition is a great lesson on why a large part of editing is reducing redundancy in the communication of information regarding character/plot.

    While the individual scenes are interesting to see added in, all they do are repeat information or show development that is already…

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★★

    More intimately tragic than I expected and more interestingly historically than I expected.

    While a farce at heart, the choice to use Germanys dwindling fascist spirit toward the end of the war as a psychological background and motivator for the movie was an inspired choice.

    Every performance in this movie was incredible but I particularly enjoyed Sam Rockwells closeted drunkard Nazi who lost faith.

  • Ready or Not

    Ready or Not

    ★★★½

    A good horror/ comedy romp. Im happy to see some good low/mid budget horror being done by somewhere other than Blumhouse.

    Samada Weaving was fantastic. Really looking forward to seeing her in more stuff.

    I love it when movies visually communicate a characters arc through having them start off very prestine and then ending with them a complete disgusting mess of blood and grime. Its such affective imagery when earned.

    Also some major Cabin in the Woods vibes and Sam…