Trent Walton

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  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    “I am very happy to accept this award in the manner in which the screenplay was written. Which is to say—in the absence of Orson Welles. 🎤 HOW’S THAT?!?”

    All the hubbub around writing credit was new(s) to me.

    Feels like they nailed the 30s era with the opening credits/logos, mono audio mix, and soundtrack—grainy, popping, hissing… (vibey but not distracting)

  • The Transformers: The Movie

    The Transformers: The Movie

    ★★½

    They assembled a pretty amazing cast for a Vince DiCola music video

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  • Super 8

    Super 8

    ★★★★½

    This movie ranks among some of the greatest kid gang movies of all time: Goonies, Sandlot, Stand By Me, etc.

    The paranormal MacGuffin is really well done, but the feel-good storyline driven by smart ass kids who know how to save the day is what’ll make me want to see this again.

    Super 8 is pretty much all I want a movie to be… Fun to watch.

  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad

    ★½

    Suicide Squad is 20 trailers interspersed with misplaced flashback sequences that fail to compensate for the lack of a story, vision, or theme.

    Boom! We’re doing something! Cue the Black Sabbath, AC/DC, White Stripes, Creedence, etc. song—then show everybody walking together in slow motion. Repeat. Over. And over.

    I suppose this is what you get for hiring a trailer house to edit your film (HT Tony Zhou)…

    So while Ayer pursued his original vision, Warners set about working on a…