RSS feed for Bill

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Upgrade

    Upgrade

    ★★★★

    To walk non-human takes a LOT of skill. Logan Marshall-Green does this multiple times in the film, and it never gets old or loses its touch. His performance of a man wanting to work with his hands than go forward with automation has a regular Joe touch to it - very comforting and very sad at times and in equal levels. Imagine HER meets THE RAID or ROBOCOP and you'll be close to UPGRADE. It's a movie with something to…

  • Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451

    ★★★½

    Maybe the charisma of the presentation holds it back from being an absolute darling, but this adaptation is quite incredible, surreal in just how lived in its version of a potential reality is. Shannon is the standout once again, embodying fascism with a dose of almost humanity behind those maniacal eyes. The use of social media "interaction" and COPS style tv programming is delicious, putting the average citizen in an illusion of control and making them participate in their own propaganda. Like the book, it's a movie that makes you think when Oliver North says something stupid. And that is a good thing.

Popular reviews

More
  • 9/11

    9/11

    Utterly deplorable. Horrid melodrama with a time and setting used only for dramatic exploitation. Nothing new is revealed or anything found within us, just people weeping, bickering, coughing and yelling like Nolan's Batman. When you use green screen, cgi smoke and desaturated lighting to indicate fiery conditions, you're telling me how cheap and uncreative you are. Rushed through to ... make a buck? To capitalize on ... that sweet 9/11 nostalgia we all share? Why was this movie made? It…

  • It Comes at Night

    It Comes at Night

    ★★★★★

    A devastating production that's less scary but more tragic than you'd think. It holds back on exposition and meaning, leaving the images and action to speak for themselves. At twenty-four paintings a second, never wasting a sequence, the film is like a Cormac McCarthy cover song if performed by David Lynch. That's a dangerous pairing.

    Go in knowing nothing, come out feeling everything.