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  • Sphere

    Sphere

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Not unlike James Cameron’s The Abyss, Barry Levinson’s Sphere leaves you feeling tired and unsatisfied after you’ve spent your entire evening working your way through it.

    Now, The Abyss is a MUCH better film. If you’re in the market for one of those late 80’s to mid 90’s movies that was about outer space and our confusing, difficult, and mysterious relationship to it (there were a lot: Contact, Event Horizon, Gattaca, Stargate, The Arrival), please watch the Abyss over Sphere.…

  • Tower

    Tower

    ★★★½

    Beautiful use of color, some solid performances, and an interesting, important subject, keep this film afloat.

    Ultimately, it makes its central theme known far too late and lazily slops together a dose of relevancy in today's world in an uninspiring way.

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  • Casting JonBenet

    Casting JonBenet

    ★★★★½

    Very rarely do you get this kind of emotionality from a documentary.

    Even though this piece doesn't bring any evidence or theories we haven't seen or heard before, it's a powerful reflection on one of the most bizarre and mysterious unsolved murders in the last century. Though, it's less about the murder itself and more about public opinion and the personal stories of those in similar situations.

    This is highly worth your time if you have Netflix; the last ten minutes are absolutely remarkable.

    -Matt

  • Phantoms

    Phantoms

    JAY: "Affleck, you da bomb in Phantoms, yo!"

    No, Jay, Affleck was not da bomb in Phantoms.

    Watch this film if only to see two heads fall from the top of a pizza-oven into some unsuspecting pies.

    Watch this film if only to see what it would look like if a moth and a scorpion could have offspring.

    Watch this film if only to see one character turn into black-sludge, while everyone else stays in tact for some reason.

    Watch this film for peak Liev Schreiber.

    Or don't.

    Your call.

    -Matt