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  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    WHILE ON ISLA NUBLAR it's dumb action b-movie fun with b-movie caricatures opposite a-level effects, culminating in an artful shot of a dinosaur death that gently captures the gravity of the moment amongst the CGI chaos.

    AFTER THE ISLAND it devolves into a half-baked haunted house movie that exposes the thinness of the characters in record time, while relentlessly dino-screaming in your face for the remainder of the runtime.

    We talked about it in full, on the podcast.

  • The Notebook

    The Notebook

    ★★★★★

    STOP THE WORLD I WANT TO GET OFF

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  • Slow West

    Slow West

    ★★★★½

    Slow West is like if Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, and Jim Jarmusch bore a love child in New Zealand, then raised it in old west Colorado, with the life expectancy of a kiddie film's runtime. (And I mean that in the most complimentary way possible.)

    Discussed in full on episode #139 of theCinereelists podcast.

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★½

    In theaters October 31, 2014.

    Wow, what a deliciously creepy film first-time director Dan Gillroy has here. Gyllenhaal plays his hand perfectly as a cold obsessive who finds career opportunity in capturing crime footage as fast and as grizzly as possible in order to sell it at the highest price to the local news, a pursuit that eventually leads him to bend the rules of the game - along with everyone around him. A+, would watch again.

    Discussed in episode…