Teri Vogel

Teri Vogel

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

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  • Coming Home in the Dark

    Coming Home in the Dark

    ★★★½

    Dark, dark road trip from hell. Another impressive directorial debut (James Ashcroft). And Daniel Gilles was pretty freaking scary.

  • Superior

    Superior

    ★★★½

    Feels like a familiar noir-ish story (identical twins, one the run, switching places), but it still an interesting journey. Strong work from the lead actresses.

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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…