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  • The Creative Brain

    The Creative Brain

    ★★½

    Pretty much a TV special with David Eagleman doing his best impression on of a Discovery Channel show host. But, as an amateur Cognitive Science enthusiast, I’m a fan Eagleman’s books and this thing does offer some cool insights about the creative process. For example Eagleman posits the theory that the creative process is basically taking several things that already exist to create something new and different. This is backed up by some interviews with people like Michael Chabon and…

  • The Killing

    The Killing

    ★★★

    It was a little bit strange watching Stanley Kubrick’s “first mature film,” as I’ve heard it frequently called, because it’s pretty hard to consider this a Stanley Kubrick film. It feels more like a slightly above average craftsman doing a John Huston riff on a heist film. This sparks an interesting thought that more and more Kubrick I see, the more I realize that he is just like every other film nerd wanting to live up to his cinematic inspirations.…

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  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    ★★★★★

    Watching this again after years and years convincing myself that this was in fact Tarantino’s crowning achieve was a strange experience. The first half of the film was all fine and good. It was all mostly how I remembered it. Occasional moments played out slightly differently though. Just tiny things here and there that were slightly skewed, probably due to recollecting the social memory of this film rather than the actual film itself. 

    Aside from this, the only thing I…

  • The Dead Don't Die

    The Dead Don't Die

    ★★½

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

    Post-Trumpism at its most didactic. Everything is so surface level and tongue in cheek that it literally cannibalizes genres tropes, chews on them a little bit, then spits them out. Plus, Sturgill Simpson does the theme. (Man, that guy is pretty great, isn’t he?!)

    Jim Jarmusch makes an extremely meta zombie satire about how the only way to be alive is to be aware that we’re all doomed but we should just give it our best shot anyway. Whether it…