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  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    ★★

    By now it's abundantly clear that I'm not in the target audience for Marvel films, which is fine, but I quite enjoyed Guardians and Cap 2, so there was really no reason for the second Avengers film to not offer at least something of value. Sadly, this was just a huge disappointment. Probably more telling was that the people I saw the film with, all of whom loved the previous instalments in this franchise, also left feeling underwhelmed.

    I'm not…

  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World

    ★★★

    The movie leans too much on dinosaurs being cool and Chris Pratt being likable and cool, the writing is really lackluster. The plotting of the two kids is some lazy second-hand Spielbergism.

    The CGI looks great when the camera holds still, but the shots are constantly fast-panning during the action, making the screen a blurry mess. Several scenes seem to be there mostly to have stills of Chris Pratt looking good in front of a motorcycle, on a motorcycle, with…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    Wow.

    Fucking WOW.

    All you have heard about this movie is true. It really is THAT good. Just fucking watch it, already.

    I have only clapped at the end of one movie(which was this year…Boyhood), but now I can say I clapped to two. I couldn’t help myself. The theater couldn’t help itself. Whiplash was that good. I turned to my friend with absolute glee and shouted “THAT WAS FUCKING AWESOME”. I was, and still am, completely blow away by…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    What a film! WHAT A LOVELY FILM!

    For the first time since The Dark Knight, I have dragged myself out to a theater to see a big name film on opening night. I just don't do it. I like to get to the theater on dead nights and a week or two after the film has come out. It's just quieter. For some reason I really wanted to see this film as soon as I could due to all the…