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  • Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 3


    Definitely more interesting than the first two, teetering precariously between corniness, genuine weirdness, and seriousness. Evil Peter in the jazz club is probably the second best scene in the trilogy (after the train fight in the second film), and it only works because of Maguire's limitations as an actor, how his every attempt at being cool is just ridiculous and absurd, the crowd reacting to him with an irreconcilable mix of awe and revulsion.

    If Flint Marko's daughter had access to a functional health care system, Uncle Ben would still be alive.

  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2


    Still think large parts of this are boring because they simply rehash parts of the first movie (perpetual origin story syndrome), and a whole lot of it doesn’t make the least bit of sense (though Spidey losing his powers until he becomes convinced of his own heroic righteousness again is certainly some post-9/11 shit), and I'm not sure how I never realized before just how bad an actor Tobey Maguire is. He's almost as bad in this as James Franco.

    But the train sequence is really pretty good.

Popular reviews

  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending


    I don't know what to make of a world that rejects this and adores every Marvel movie. Things don't make sense to me.

  • The Theory of Everything

    The Theory of Everything


    Undecided as to which is more offensive:

    1. The implication that Hawking's work can only be understood, or even be relevant to us, an audience of normal dumb people, in how it validates or invalidates our concept of God.

    2. The depiction of infidelity in which Jane's is fraught and melodramatic, to the point that mere knocking on another man's tent causes her husband to collapse into coma and never speak again (someone should do the math on this causality…