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  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★½

    **Final Cut** (I think?)

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel

    ★½

    Dropped from a C to a D+. Snyder's film has like 40 ideas and follows through with 2 of them. Bipolar, expansive but unoriginal. Snyder shows a inability to tell a linear and cohesive story. Disorienting, a pretty but empty box of tricks.

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  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Reeves, 14) B: The Second film of the Summer, after Godzilla, making a point of leaving its human characters behind in favour of its gorgeously crafted CGI creatures. It's a bold tent pole picture, starting with a mesmerizingly grim and naturalistic first act. Dawn knows where it’s heart lies while never ever forsaking it’s brain. For the longest time, the film is an anti-blockbuster of sorts. The first half is almost silent, devoid…

  • Superman

    Superman

    ★★★½

    Superman (Donner, 1978) B-: Overcomes it's 70s cheese and dates visuals with charm. The first 30minutesis a bit of a wash, Krypton is nothing more then just a set, the visual effects are nothing more then dated screen savers and Brando's nothing more then just a cash grab. Everything settles down once Reeves and Hackman show up on screen. Both have great comic timing, great screen presences. The 2nd Third is the Strongest. Kent Farm is gorgeously lit and Williams' Score is one of his best.