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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★

    2049's biggest issue might be its awareness of Blade Runner's legacy. Many of the strong visual and aural stylistic elements of the first film are dialed up here. On the one hand, continuity is great. On the other, at times it can cross over into pastiche-on-steroids. That, and Jared Leto's overly theatrical reading (which stands in stark contrast to everyone else's) do cost the film some points.

    Thankfully, where story is concerned, 2049 delivers. The film does a great job…

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★½

    What a piece of work!

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    "No hay banda!"

    Everyone was so right about this. It's amazing. I'm just fresh off watching it and I don't know what I've just seen but I'm going to attempt to say some things about this experience (I'll try to be as coherent as one can be after watching a David Lynch movie).

    In Mulholland Drive, David Lynch blurs the line between reality and fantasy. The thing is, as a member of the audience, all you can do is try…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★½

    One thing that one should note is that it's a little hard to define what fan service is in the context of Star Wars. The original Star Wars films were, themselves, an exercise in nostalgia. The Force Awakens, then, appropriately harkens back to these older films (which themselves have been engrained in pop culture for so long), and in doing so, nails the tone of what we know to be Star Wars.

    That being said, The Force Awakens relies mostly…