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  • The Presidio

    The Presidio


    Two stars for most of the film, which is an interesting-enough mystery, if a bit schematic. (Remember when mysteries had dead ends and red herrings?) One extra star for not just all the San Francisco location shooting before Silicon Valley took over, but for the foot chase where Mark Harmon a) does the Anime Landing Pose a good seven years before Ghost in the Shell and b) immediately after, doing a belly-flop onto the hood of a parked car, then bipping across the top like an ape or a gorilla. I'd gif it if I could.

  • The Ward

    The Ward


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

    Not going to spoil the twist, but I was grooving on the lack of direct exposition here, especially the lack of backstories for the women -- you had to watch, listen, infer, and maybe just be happy with ambiguity. Then the twist comes and it's like, Oh, that's why there's no backstories. Still, good work from ensemble, particularly Heard, and the ghost has a nice creepy look.

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  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Beasts of the Southern Wild


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

    Hey girl. Sorry you're too young and too small to do anything about global warming, your poverty, your father's horrendous parenting style, your missing mom, your terrible schooling, your community's penchant for alcoholism and general unwindulaxing, and being inculcated with values that emphasize the masculine ("beast it") to the detriment of the feminine ("don't be a pussy"). Oh yeah, and your father dying.

    But hey! You stood up to some imaginary monster pigs, so good for you.

  • Me and Orson Welles

    Me and Orson Welles

    BOYHOOD took twelve years to make, but this took twelve years to watch.