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  • Colossal

    Colossal

    ★★★½

    Before seeing this film, I read this spoilery review by Tyler Cowen. I'm not very spoiler sensitive so I don't mind reading things like this. And I have to say, it made the movie so much more fun to watch. If you're not spoiler-averse, continue reading.

    In general, the argument he puts forward, is that Gloria is Hillary Clinton and Oscar is Donald Trump. And their personal battles, their domestic fighting, ends up threatening the world far away. The Korean…

  • The Fate of the Furious

    The Fate of the Furious

    ★★

    I'd probably watch a full movie about zombie cars. Especially if it was about economic anxiety and the role of automation in job loss. Late market capitalism, labor management, political economy, protectionism -- scary stuff.

    Possible titles:
    FED and the Furious
    Fast and Anti-Fragile
    Hacked and Furious
    Fast and Full Employment

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  • Spectre

    Spectre

    ★½

    More Lea Seydoux. Less everything else, please.

    Also, where did the Sam Mendes of REVOLUTIONARY ROAD and JARHEAD go? I want that guy back.

  • Life

    Life

    ★½

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

    To be honest, I would've shown up for a buddy-comedy sequel with Jake Gyllenhaal and Calvin hurtling through space in a pod. Perhaps with a George Clooney from Gravity cameo. But that's just not how Life works sometimes, is it?