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  • Passenger 57

    Passenger 57

    ★★

    Part of Red Eye Highlights

    ... And I thought Rampage was funny-bad. THIS SHIT was top tier cheese.

    From the terrible one-liners and confused acting to the mountain of cliches and a neverending smooth jazz soundtrack that sounds like 90s sitcom intro music, Passenger 57 is a parody that doesn't know it's a parody.

    Wesley Snipes's character is hilariously overqualified and the coolest motherfucker on earth, dozens of people die and it all ends with giggling, fireworks and Stevie Wonder's "Too High" like nothing ever happened.

    Preposterous!

    I love it!

  • Rampage

    Rampage

    Part of Red Eye Highlights

    Someone threw Rise of the Planet of the Apes and 2014 Godzilla in a blender and forgot to include any charm or character development. One of the laziest cut-and-paste action movie plots I've ever seen paired with some of the worst throwaway, didn't-even-attempt-to-make-a-joke one-liners I've ever heard.

    This movie, made 20 years ago with Arnold Schwarzenegger would have been gold. As is, it's hilariously lame trash and honestly, I laughed harder than I have in…

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  • Still Walking

    Still Walking

    ★★★★★

    I needed this.

    Aside from Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Hirokazu Kore-eda is perhaps the only director whose films can completely put me at ease. For two hours, the world slows down and I am allowed to silently communicate with the wealth of subtleties and softly spoken truths a Kore-eda picture holds. Still Walking is no different. It's serene, patient and quiet. In saying these things, I am of course tiptoeing around the most obvious descriptor of all, which is "delicate." Delicacy is…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

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

    The best.

    I first saw Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was 15 years old. It was one of many classics I was going through at the time, as it was the year of my cinematic awakening. I saw my first Ingmar Bergman film that year, discovered Fellini in 8 1/2, got lost in Last Year at Marienbad and found my way back home in Wings of Desire. Sixties Japanese cinema became a great love of mine and…