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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    100

    (70mm)

    “You should look straight at a film; that's the only way to see one. Film is not the art of scholars but of illiterates.”

    - Werner Herzog

    A straight-look at Dunkirk:

    1. This is a film directed by Christopher Nolan, of Memento, The Prestige, Interstellar fame.

    2. This is a film edited by Lee Smith, whose credits include Inception and The Truman Show.

    3. This is a film shot by Her’s Hoyte Van Hoytema.

    4. It is populated…

  • Before Midnight

    Before Midnight

    ★★★★★

    97

    "Richard Linklater’s interest in continuous temporality is an obvious one. You only need to give *any* of his films a spin for his obsession to take hold. Although his experimentation with time within evolving interactions and environments would peak with the elongated, shaggy developments of Boyhood, the filmmaker — who would soon be criticized for his ethos during, oddly enough, his most recent output as an artist — happened to have already mined a rich, unbeatable, and brilliant diamond…

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  • Warcraft

    Warcraft

    15/100

    Me: Hi, I'd like one ticket for Warcraft please.

    Ticket guy: Did you bring your strategy guide?

    Me: Wait, what?

    Ticket guy: Have you played The Burning Crusade and Wrath of The lich King?

    Me: Waitwaitwait...slow down.

    Ticket guy: What about Cataclysm, Mists of Pandaria, and Warlords of Draenor?

    Me: I don't even know what a Draenor is.

    Ticket guy: Are you excited for Legion?

    Me: Is that based on the demon movie with Dennis Quaid?

    *Ticket guy sighs, rips ticket, and points the way towards the auditorium*

    Ticket guy: Good luck.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★½

    87

    Setting: Marvel Board Meeting

    Kevin: "And then I said, we already put in 3 end-credits scenes, how about 2 more?!?"

    *eruptive laughter*

    Marvel Exec #2: "You're such a card, Kevin."

    Kevin: "These movies don't make themselves!"

    Marvel Exec #3: "Well I mean they kinda do. That's why we installed that conveyer belt in northern Idaho and everything."

    Kevin: "You got me there!"

    *Meeting Room door opens*

    Kevin: "Well look who it is, our crazy director intern, come in James."…