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  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad

    I don't care about any Marvel v DC rivalry but its useful to compare the two offerings. Let's start with some simple observations:

    1. Marvel is more producer-driven
    2. DC is more auteur-driven
    3. Marvel sticks to a simple formula
    4. DC is willing to take some risks

    When a DC film fails, it is often an interesting failure (see Man of Steel). When a Marvel film succeeds, it is often still impossible to care about.

    Suicide Squad is the…

  • Nosebleed

    Nosebleed

    Nosebleed documents a couple of months in the lives of two professional French poker players, Alexandre Luneau and Sébastien Sabic. Alex and Seb are among the top poker players in the world, and routinely play games with the biggest names in the game, names like Phil Ivey and Gus Hansen. They have made millions of dollars playing poker in online cash games, which makes them great players but not famous players, and they reason that winning a WSOP bracelet is…

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  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    I'm just going to go ahead and say it: Ridley Scott isn't a great director, and Blade Runner is the masterpiece that proves it.

    Scott is the kind of guy that believes things are best when they are dumbed down, that Maximus is a good name for the protagonist of a historical epic. He's also the kind of guy that doesn't understand storytelling, but still wants to leave an audience satisfied. With the exception of Alien and Blade Runner, most…