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  • The Dark Tower

    The Dark Tower

    ★★★½

    Great film with classic tropes and character archetypes poised in a struggle against oblivion. The only thing that will save us are our stories and what codes they’ve hidden, lifelines to our collective past; platforms upon which the identities of all individuals lie in the face of the foe. That’s what Graham Hancock’s work will have you seeing anyway. It’s poetic.

    Outside of a heavy allegorical reading, one might find fault with this film’s occasionally banal infrastructure. Sometimes it feels…

  • Moneyball

    Moneyball

    ★★★★

    Why am I not at all surprised that Aaron Sorkin had a hand in the screenplay for this film?

    Moneyball isn’t as accessible and coherent as it should be for the average viewer, largely due to the lack of clarity in setting/staging — you often don’t know where or when things are happening throughout the film. Given that it depicts the Oakland A’s revolutionary integration of thorough economic quantitative analysis into the sport of Baseball, you really want to make…

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★★½

    I wanted to write about this terrifyingly polarizing film for a while because it remains for me the most ambitious superhero film that has ever been attempted, with two of the most timeless superheroes of the 20th century: Batman and Superman.

    Now, I assure you that I 1000% understand any and all hate for this film. I've watched the extended edition at least five times, and on the last three I didn't at all force myself to turn it off…

  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★★

    The journey inward? A tale of self-actualization? Of self-repudiation? Of fear in the face of truth? Of man's capabilities? The obstacles of the path? The demand of the superego?

    This film isn't speculative, it's observant. It feels omniscient. Like a spiritual experience; it knows your mind and your life in ways that you never believed a film ever could.

    I'll be dissecting this for a long fucking time.
    Just found a new favorite.