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  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I had a great souvenir of this movie. For me, it was in the top 5 Hitchcock's movies, hands down, along with Rear Window, The Birds, North by North West, Psycho.

    Now that I've watched it another time, I have a different feeling.

    Short version: the things that I thought made it great are not so great, especially compared to other Hitchcock's movies.

    Longer version: this movie is long, somehow seems older than it really is (the uncomfortable sexism doesn't…

  • Sunshine

    Sunshine

    ★★

    A movie that has a very 90s vibe, but not in a good way. Seems like there were a lot of unfinished, un-refined ideas that made it to the movie, and all of it feels rather odd, not to say a bit dumb. I really went through the first part, half entertained, half wondering what was Boyle thinking, but I spent the second part without the entertaining benefits.

    A lot of "tried too hard" in this, not enough "oh that's nice", and many, many "it kinda burns my eyes?"

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

    More perfect than the first movie. More beautiful than the first movie.
    The plot, the direction, seemed stronger than the first movie. Prettier, stronger, more perfect. Almost flawless.

    But also, less emotional, less humane; "colder" than the first movie.

    I think Blade Runner 2049 is a replicant of the first movie: much better in a lot of ways, but not the original feeling.

    It would have been a complete home run for me if it did not try so much…

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★★

    More of a "video comic book" than a "movie adaptation of a comic book" — I don't know if it is a good thing or not; either way, I really enjoyed the movie. Maybe my favorite Batman on screen (I know TDK movie is brilliant, but here the design and character are so close to the Batman I love in comic books). It is still a Snyder movie, with its flaws, but the opening scene alone is really well made,…