Teri Vogel

Science & engineering librarian, and moviegoer when I get a chance.

Favorite films

  • Aliens
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Airplane!
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

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  • Fancy Dance

    ★★★½

  • Bad Behaviour

    ★★½

  • Shortcomings

    ★★★

  • Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls

    ★★

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  • Stars at Noon

    Stars at Noon

    ★★½

    Qualley and Alwyn do their best in the film but they're not served well by the story. It's murky to the point that you're not really sure what's going on, and the vagueness around Alwyn's character left me wondering what exactly he was doing there.

    That being said, there were some strong scenes, including one in the second half of a slow dance), overall somewhat disappointing.

  • Confess, Fletch

    Confess, Fletch

    ★★★★

    Low-key, laid back mystery-comedy that we need more of. Hamm is perfect in the role and so much fun to watch as he works with the rest of the cast, either as Fletch or one of his aliases. The scene where he’s pretending to be a lifestyle reporter, watching him play along and react to the lifestyle influencer he’s interviewing, was particularly delightful.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    This might fall to a 4.5, or not. But the rest of the big summer films can pack up and go home. This was it.

    A stunning action film with mind blowing stunts and effects. A story I was completely invested in, and one with consequences. Characters I cared about (and teared up over). Unabashedly feminist. Tom Hardy was fine as Max, but the film absolutely belongs to Charlize Theron.

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★★★

    Edge of Tomorrow is an entertaining scifi/action film with a lot of humor. Think The Longest Day + Groundhog Day + Independence Day/other alien invasion films. Kudos to Liman and the screenwriters (and editor) for crafting an entertaining story while also trusting the audience enough to follow along. Even the "alien explanation" information dump wasn't overly clunky. However, the film has some third act issues, including an abrupt ending that could've been more satisfying.

    Cruise did a fine job with…