RJ Toca

fuck it, dude. let’s go bowling.

Favorite films

  • Children of Men
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Jaws
  • The Big Lebowski

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  • Star Trek: Insurrection

    ★★★

  • Star Trek: First Contact

    ★★★½

  • Star Trek: Generations

    ★★★

  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    ★★★★½

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  • Star Trek: First Contact

    Star Trek: First Contact

    ★★★½

    This is worth watching just for the scene with Patrick Stewart and Alfre Woodard yelling at each other. I was absolutely enamored with the shot of the Borg Queen’s head, upper torso, and spine being lowered into the rest of her body, then the camera following her as she walked to the table that Data was strapped to. It was an incredible technical flex, blending the visual effects with the actress. Makeup has been solid throughout the series, but the…

  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    ★★★★½

    They saved the best, or at least my favorite of the Original Series films, for last. The one-eighty from The Final Frontier to The Undiscovered Country was so hard I got whiplash. Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer returned and it was like he never left. This film has the most suspense of the series thanks to political intrigue that is legitimately intriguing. It has my favorite villain so far, and I especially loved that you were never sure who…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    George Miller is a mad scientist. I admire those of you able to write these long, structured reviews after one viewing of this film, because I walked out of the theater with more feelings than coherent thoughts. So I apologize in advance if this review comes across as rambling. I have mostly flashes of imagery and brief moments playing out in my head (similar to Max's hallucinations), with Junkie XL's exhilarating score playing along with them. I don't think I…

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ★★★★½

    I walked into the cinema with high expectations for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and it exceeded them. It nailed pretty much everything it set out to accomplish. As a comic book movie, it's a ton of fun, with larger than life characters leaping off of the page and into a grounded, but not too grounded, world. As a political thriller, it calls attention to current events, like government monitoring and eliminating perceived threats without due process. I love The…