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  • Alien³

    Alien³

    ★★★★

    First time seeing Assembly Cut.

    I understand why it frustrates, but that's part of its identity, its bleak. I admire its purity. Yes it ain't perfect, there is geographical confusion towards the end, but I didn't really mind. There is enough analog stuff to give me joy. Old school big industrial sets with fog machines and inventive lighting > new green screen filmmaking, more tactile more weight. Not as good as the previous two, but better than all the ones that…

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★½

    I wanted to like this.

    Some lazy dialogue, some stuff about creation which I don't care about, a lack of true suspense and mystery, and cgi beasts that have no immediacy and look less believable than a movie that came out in 1979.

    Everybody talks about how clever James Cameron was in following an artfully done monster movie with an action film. Sure, but Aliens was still tense and suspenseful and it had heft. This has gore going for it but little weight.

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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…