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  • Nine 1/2 Weeks

    Nine 1/2 Weeks

    ★★★★½

    In a sense the perfect capturing of the allure and seduction followed by alienation of a culture completely enamored by surface and objectification. A too often misunderstood movie whose extreme stylization, fetishizing, and ad aesthetic (I wish Adrian Lyne had made a Science Fiction movie in the 80’s) is in service to that arc, it envelops you, seduces you to the point of numbness, only to have it all crash down. Sex without intimacy will only take you so far.

  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★½

    Once I knew what this movie was selling, which was pretty quickly, I pretty much didn’t need to see the rest. All very predictable, one note stuff. What does that really accomplish for those who are on its ideological template and those who aren’t? Certainly not good cinema.

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  • Mirror

    Mirror

    ★★★★★

    “We can express our feelings regarding the world around us either by poetic or by descriptive means. I prefer to express myself metaphorically. Let me stress: metaphorically, not symbolically. A symbol contains within itself a definite meaning, certain intellectual formula, while metaphor is an image. An image possessing the same distinguishing features as the world it represents. An image — as opposed to a symbol — is indefinite in meaning. One cannot speak of the infinite world by applying tools…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★½

    Nolan films tend to bludgeon, they lack lightness, thats not necessarily a bad thing if applied to the right material, he is good with grounded technical subjects; thats his forte. But when he wants to get into the more abstract, or poetic, or dream like, he's not as effective. Its why Inception to me did not work; dreams tend to have a light, more transparent, abstract quality, Nolans style is the opposite of that. I also find that lot of…