Julio Olivera

Indie filmmaker
Superhero
Podcaster

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Favorite films

  • Annie Hall
  • Magnolia
  • GoodFellas
  • Toy Story 2

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  • Idiot Box

    ★★★

  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    ★★★½

  • Boiling Point

    ★★★★

  • The Alpinist

    ★½

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  • Idiot Box

    Idiot Box

    ★★★

    Slacker - the Aussie edition. 

    I mean, not quite, but somewhat in spirit. These guys are just ssssssssluuuummmmming it, getting drunk, having bad sex, and day dreaming of a more exciting life. There’s some criminal activity here and there, and the promise of a heist, and a couple of cops threatening to put a stop to any potential fun, but IDIOT BOX is primarily about the malaise afflicting directionless young men. Thankfully, one of them is played by Ben Mendelsohn,…

  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    ★★★½

    I’d forgotten how connected this is to the two previous movies in the franchise. In my mind, this was the Star Trek time-travel adventure with the whales - and it is - but as it turns out, it’s also the conclusion to “Admiral” Kirk’s mid-life crisis, which started two movies ago. You can’t really watch THE VOYAGE HOME as a stand-alone, because it basically flows directly from THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK… which flows directly from THE WRATH OF KHAN. I…

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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

    (In the spirit of fun, this was originally a 0.5 stars review and it stayed that way for far longer that just a few hours because it quickly became my most popular review ever - alas, all good things...)


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    Offensively bad. 

    I weep for the future of comic book movies and comic book fans if THIS is considered one of the best comic book movies now. 

    Did the filmmakers even read any Spider-man comics? Watch any Spider-man movies?

    Ok,…

  • Miss Bala

    Miss Bala

    ★½

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

    This movie basically ends with The Falcon asking Gina Rodriguez to join The Avengers.