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  • Ikiru

    Ikiru

    ★★★★

    Its runtime is a critique of itself. A languishing film that lets us linger in Kanji's willful search for meaning after a cancer diagnosis. While not my favorite of Kurosawa's films, it's a remarkable achievement. Of the multitude of cancer films out there from 50/50 to Irreplaceable Me to Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool to Deadpool (yes, Deadpool) to Me and Earl and the Dying Girl to The Fault in Our Stars to Beginners and beyond, none are like…

  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★★½

    Hot take: Better than Infinity War.

    Also better than Deadpool.

    Give Domino her own movie (or put her in the foreground of X-Force).

    I think the humor hits more often than the first film. The story was at least slightly better. Domino and Cable were great. Better villain. The flashback wasn't 50% of the movie. Fantastic mid-credits scene.

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  • Smart People

    Smart People

    Smart guy can't deal with other people? Where have I seen this before...

  • Flash Point

    Flash Point

    ★★½

    It's a fun Donnie Yen movie with outlandish action that's more enjoyable than silly.

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  • A Dog's Purpose

    A Dog's Purpose

    ½

    The controversy doesn't matter in rating the film. I personally feel as though the video and TMZ blew things out of proportion. Whatever problems were happening seem to have been minimal and with no malicious intent.

    As for the film itself, it is one of the most manipulative things I've ever seen. Josh Gad isn't even 1% of the voice actor here as he was in Frozen. The implications of reincarnation and dogs in general is utterly absurd. It feels…

  • Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

    Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

    ★½

    March 2016 Scavenger Hunt

    Film #1/Task #1
    An unconventional romantic film.


    I decided to focus my reviews on the task, as opposed to the film as a whole.

    Downey and Kidman are just so strange. Their characters languish over almost everything. Their touch lingers whenever they pick up the simplest mundane object. It's very off-putting, but it does help to elevate them above the rest of the characters to the point where you can really see a connection forming between…