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  • Serenity

    Serenity

    ★★★½

    I love Firefly (the TV show) to bits; and while this movie offers a closure to the series, it's not on the same level. The focus of the film lies too heavily on action, to the point where it gets tedious, and misses much of the far more interesting character interactions and alternative ways to end a conflict that were so great in the TV show. The ultimate reveal of what both River and the Reavers are feels tacked on…

  • Score: A Film Music Documentary

    Score: A Film Music Documentary

    ★★★

    For a movie that wants to celebrate music, the sound mixing was terrible: Some parts were too loud (the music, in particular), while others were too quiet (the dialogue, mostly); but it was inconsistent. And while there are a lot of interviews, the film gets rather repetitive and boring by the end, and it became more of a "let's pat ourselves on the back" self-adulation.

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★

    Probably the most expensive Star Wars fanfilm ever made.

  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    ★★★

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

    There are so many beautiful things in this movie that left me speechless – like its visual style, the music, a fantastic first act, and many of the more dream-like sequences – but the ending is the biggest Fuck You to an audience i have ever witnessed. The film is just cruel – regardless of it being faithful to the classic folk tale or not. The “morale”, as i see it, is simply this: People from Earth are stupid, narcissistic…