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  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    Apocalypse When?

  • Un Flic

    Un Flic

    Does Melville's cavalier attitude toward realism imply a dissatisfaction with reality? As in, "Reality is mostly disappointing. Real people and things are fake, false, artificial, so shouldn't their world be too?" Late in his career, it sure seems so. Why else would he have allowed the visuals in this film and other films late in his career to be so obviously fake? His characters are drained of life. So is the Louvre. So are Paris' streets. So, even, is a…

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  • Turbo Kid

    Turbo Kid

    ★★★★

    Imagine Sam Raimi and James Cameron got together to make a Mega Man movie for a buck twenty-five.

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop

    ★★★★★

    They don't make 'em like this anymore, because, you know, computers. The special features on the 20th anniversary edition includes a featurette on the special effects process for the movie. It's amazing stuff.

    As I watched this, I kept thinking about Jurassic Park as directed by Verhoeven. Spielberg's JP has hints of social commentary - the slow pans by all the merchandise, the (bad) conversation between Dern and Attenborough over ice cream, the way the movie revels in the eating…