J. J. Abrams is a sci-fi god in our generation, whether we like it or… MoreJ. J. Abrams is a sci-fi god in our generation, whether we like it or not. The man rarely disappoints, and Into Darkness is no exception. Sure, the witty banter and deus ex machina reliance lost some of its charm in comparison to the first film, but the gripping plot and beautifully executed CGI is a fantastic experience for Trekkies and new fans alike. That goes without saying, Benedict Cumberbatch was an absolutely perfect Khan.
This film was absolutely fantastic. Dirty camera lenses, blurry and… MoreThis film was absolutely fantastic. Dirty camera lenses, blurry and over-saturated scenes, a non-linear plot with text-named segments held together by a loose grip on reality--it's an indie art-house enthusiast's wet dream. Netflix subscribers, get on this while it's up.
Iron Man 3 was by no means Marvel's best addition to the franchise,… MoreIron Man 3 was by no means Marvel's best addition to the franchise, but it was enjoyably witty and entertainingly action-packed, much like its predecessors (not so much part 2, of course). Still, its mediocre and predictable plot made it almost unbearable to watch, despite its charm. The villian's plot was stolen right out of other exceedingly better superhero or sci-fi films such as Watchmen or 12 Monkeys. Nevertheless, RDJ is as perfectly charismatic as ever, and a round of applause for Gwyneth Paltrow's ass-kicking scene towards the finale. The woman is a goddess.
I just watched Harold and Maude for the first time and I loved it more… MoreI just watched Harold and Maude for the first time and I loved it more than I could ever imagine. It was the epitome of beauty, while being artistically met with macarbe characters, bearing questions of the identity, life, and death. It was uneasy, quirky avante-garde in the 70s and it's a spectacular classic now.
Maniac is a sweetly gruesome slasher flick mixed in with hallucinatory… MoreManiac is a sweetly gruesome slasher flick mixed in with hallucinatory psychopathy and a side of nihilism. These qualities all contribute to its grueling tension and surrealness, to the point of feeling like you're suffering from schizophrenia. It's also a very stylishly directed film, as seen through the eyes of the narrator via the optical perception of the camera. Bottom line: Maniac is a mind-boggling gorefest, and any horror fan would be a fool to miss it.