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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★½

    Keratin: stronger than The Man of Steel.

    And I thought it was joyless and incoherent the first time around... Watched the theatrical cut again. I find it impossible to believe an extra half hour could make this cynical heap of insecure machismo any better.

  • Batman & Robin

    Batman & Robin

    ★½

    If you just consider it a very long Saturday morning cartoon... it's still pretty awful. Yet I'll never pass up an opportunity to watch Batman & Robin.

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  • Shame

    Shame

    ★★★★

    A powerful portrait of sexual addiction. Michael Fassbender gives his most captivating performance (of so many) of the year as Brandon, a man drowning in emotionless rage. McQueen's use of camera placement puts the audience intimately close to Brandon, creating a simultaneously repulsive yet engrossing experience.

    The gorgeously gritty images of New York City and Brandon's inability to connect with anyone, not even himself, create a film that feels like an update to the world of Travis Bickle. The streets…

  • Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451

    ★½

    Well... That whomped. Truffaut + (Future-dystopia + the 60s) = a pretty awful idea. Honestly that equation probably works just the same without throwing Truffaut into it, but as the director and a screenwriters he must be held responsible. Why are there soooo many shots of the fire truck speeding to its location? Why did it all look like a sitcom set? Why does the future look so much like the 60s? Why did no one even try to get…