theburkenation

Aspiring writer, actor, and all-around film enthusiast.

Favorite films

  • School of Rock
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • The Master
  • The Room

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  • Spectral Force

    ½

  • George Carlin: Back in Town

    ★★★★★

  • Skelter+Heaven

    ½

  • The Night Comes for Us

    ★★★

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  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    ★★★★½

    "What you become now...that is up to you."

    If Star Wars as a franchise keeps producing things like Deborah Chow's Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries, then it will have a long, bright future ahead of itself. This is seriously the best Star Wars has been in years. Obi-Wan Kenobi is the perfect blend of fanservice, tying up loose ends, and introducing new ideas, themes, and characters into an ever expanding universe and story.

    It appears that Disney has truly learned from its…

  • Hustle

    Hustle

    ★★★½

    "Do you love this game? I mean, love it with your whole heart. Because if you don't, let's not even bother. Let's not open that door. They're just going to slam it in our face. I love this game. I live this game. There's a thousand other guys waiting in the wings who are obsessed with this game. Obsession is going to beat talent every time. You got all the talent in the world, but are you obsessed? Let's face…

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  • Spectral Force

    Spectral Force

    "I will be swallowed up with power equal to that of my sins."

    Of Yoshiteru Satou's trilogy of terrible anime, Spectral Force is easily the worst of the three installments. In this quick little series that is loosely based on an apparently ALSO terrible video game, we follow Hiro as she works with mercenaries and tries to avenge a slain demon king. What could be cool, if boilerplate, is instead boring and absurdly disjointed. Nothing connects to anything else. The…

  • George Carlin: Back in Town

    George Carlin: Back in Town

    ★★★★★

    "All these cultural crimes can be blamed on the baby boomers. I'm so sick and tired of hearing about baby boomers, these whiny, narcissistic, self-indulgent people with a simple philosophy: GIVE ME THAT IT'S MINE!"

    After recent events in the US, I think George was spot on about the owners of this country wanting an uneducated, complacent, highly replaceable, easily exploitable workforce. We're worsening education and forcing people to have kids??? Hmmm...that's a little fishy. George really knew how to…

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  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★★½

    "Surgery is the new sex."

    David Cronenberg's new body horror feels like a modern midnight horror classic, a very heady and text heavy sci fi novel, and a nightmare. I loved this movie. It gave me so much to think about. It's bizarre, grimy, dirty, dystopian post-apocalyptic near-future setting doesn't seem as far off as one might think. Cronenberg does a great job of letting us only take a little peek into this hellish world he's crafted in order to…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    "Vengeance doesn't help the past. Mine, or anyone else's."

    My first reaction to The Batman: if you were an emo in 2007, or if you've ever shopped at Hot Topic unironically, you will think this is the greatest film ever made.

    Matt Reeves knows what he's doing as a director. He makes a lot of choices here, and while not all of them pay off, I don't think anyone can say he wasn't passionate about this. He takes a page…