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  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock


    I used to be more forgiving of this one, but on this rewatch, the script just struck me as subpar. And the Klingon business, although Christopher Lloyd brings some solid ham, just feels somewhat obligatory. But I have a new greater appreciation for the final fal-tor-pan sequence, which has some gorgeous close-up cinematography (presaging Nimoy's later photography work?)

  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan


    Is there an in-universe explanation for why the lighting on the Enterprise bridge went from "eliminate all shadows" during the five-year mission to chiaroscuro?

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  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman


    Remember feeling frustrated by Captain America's awesome montage sequence, and wishing we could see it play it closer to real-time, or at least movie-time?
    Wonder Woman is that movie! The ratio of cool characters doing cool shit vs. "obligatory comic book mythology" is super high... But then the last act happens and nearly drowns the film, which had been one of the best superhero origin stories ever, in deadly dull monologues. ~15 minutes should've been trimmed from its 2h20m runtime. But see it - Diana is the absolute boss!

  • Thoroughbreds



    Well constructed and cast, chilling, with mordant, distanced, humorous undercurrents.