Michael Sicinski

Spewing content and cranking out deliverables.

Favorite films

  • Wavelength
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
  • Certified Copy
  • Gertrud

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  • Anti-Cosmos

  • The Red Filter is Withdrawn.

    ★★★½

  • Marriage Story

    ★★★½

  • Sunflower Siege Engine

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  • The First Slam Dunk

    The First Slam Dunk

    Totally fine, just completely not my thing.

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    Another of the handful of sequels that actually improves upon its predecessor, Across the Spider-Verse isn't bogged down by 45 minutes of the "normal" world, since Into the Spider-Verse already got that business out of the way. Instead, we are almost immediately plunged into a series of abstract, painterly environments, clarified with a hint of irony by literal comic-book intrusions (see above). The opening set piece, where Spidey / Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) has to stop an origami villain from…

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  • Creepy

    Creepy

    ★★★

    [6]

    I miss the old Kiyoshi. The can't-be-sold Kiyoshi. Back in the fold Kiyoshi. That was the bold Kiyoshi. Remember Cure Kiyoshi? That wasn't your Kiyoshi? 'Cause that was my Kiyoshi. Damn, that was fly, Kiyoshi! You came with Kairo, Kiyoshi. That shit was fire, Kiyoshi! Even Bright Future Kiyoshi, that ill repute Kiyoshi. I dug it all, Kiyoshi. So why'd you stall, Kiyoshi? And then that Journey to the Shore? You got some gall, Kiyoshi!

    I miss the real…

  • The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game

    ★★

    [4]

    If you happen to follow my Twitter feed, you'll know that I've already gotten a bit hot and bothered about this film. In retrospect, it was probably a good deal of energy wasted, or at least misdirected. I tend to forget that useless dreck like The Imitation Game is pimped on every streetcorner around Oscar season by an industry that considers movies as product, not art. Most of the time, that product is slathered in Adam Sandler, and it…