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  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★★★

    Anybody who knows me knows I hated the first Deadpool with something of a passion.  Everything it promised itself as was only half delivered upon but  swept up and accepted by the audience as if it was all there.  It was a movie that begged to be noticed for edgy and different it was and made fun of everybody else’s movie while ultimately turning out to be just another one of them, just with more references to Hugh Jackman’s existence.…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★½

    I don't have much constructively to add other than to say that this is the film that tests my ideas about subjectivity versus objectivity more than anything. And my thoughts on art versus entertainment. Because I watch this film and I know it's a masterpiece. Undoubtedly. In every cell. Especially watching it this time in 70mm at the Arclight. With every deafening tone and every vibrant splash of colour so carefully laid out on its crackling and precise frame. It's…

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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★★

    I am reluctant to talk about this film too much.  Darren Aronofsky created something unholy here.  It feels wrong to air this film so callously.  He made a film about creation.  In any form.  You can apply it to whatever form of creation you wish.  Creation, art, God, nature.  And the cost.

    I am honestly stunned by the unnerving honesty on display in this film.  It became pretty clear pretty early on with Javier Bardem's character that Aronofsky had decided…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    A passionate love letter to passion and love. I don't have a lot here, La La Land is lovely and pristine and a lot more real than I ever expected.

    A love story between two people, one in love with performing and one in love with jazz, although it's not immediately clear the true parameters of this love story.

    I was pretty deeply surprised by where this went in its arc and follow through concerning the logical progressions for what…