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|80 T9||Good Time (2017) - Oct 18, 2017|
|20 T1||Flatliners (2017) - Oct 17, 2017|
|35 T1||Jumper (2008) - Oct 16, 2017
"Such a cool premise wasted on the laziest superhero script ever written. Liman tries hard to elevate the material by rushing the shots and merging the visual with David's powers, but there is not much to do with a screenplay that seems more interested in building a mythology than believable characters -- Rachel's character is the worst example of damsel in distress. Hayden should not be blamed for anything. Only for K-Stew completists."
|70 T7||Poltergeist (1982) - Oct 13, 2017
"Except for face melting, Spielberg did this. Sci-fi allegory about being together as a family to face everyday scares. Wide angles provide access to a happy home haunted by underground ghosts - daddy's boss moved headstones, not tombs. Mom has to pick up the toys, face beasts twice by herself. Second half falls by trying to turn it into a paranormal investigation. Comic bits "
|65 T7||She's Gotta Have It (1986) - Oct 12, 2017
"Black woman who owns her body. Jamie, an "angel" who seems gentle, but wants a wife and ends up raping her (thank God she leaves him in the last monologue); Mars, a street-smart, jobless, funny kid who supports the Knicks and thinks Bird is the ugliest player in the NBA; Greer, a pseudo-black according to Mars who loves himself and his body more than anything. Shot with grace - oh those Brooklyn pics - and with a frontality - characters tell their stories and impressions - might have dated a bit"
|35 T1||Mother! (2017) - Oct 10, 2017
"Worst biblical metaphor ever made."
|80 T9||Rashomon (1950) - Oct 09, 2017
"While rain falls, three workers discuss the most famous crime of cinema in a fallen temple. Wife says she killed her husband, bandit claims he raped and then killed him, husband, through a medium, says he killed himself. Woodcutter's final version might be the closest to truth, but it doesn't really matter at all. Kurosawa's travelling shots and shadows (sun through trees) are so beautiful you wanna live in them. A couple of great sword fights and sublime acting make this a classic about moral."
|75 T8||Okja (2017) - Oct 08, 2017
"Part kids fantasy, part political statement full of well-directed action scenes. Joon-ho's sense of characterization makes this an all-the-way over-the-top film opposing the love for your pet to corporate greed. American segment is weaker, but not bad -- the comic/gruesome bits are everywhere like in his Korean films. Brilliant how the only communication that works is money -- Nancy accepts the golden pig to simply secure a transaction. Jake's best performance and truck driver is just awesome."
|50 T4||The Parent Trap (1998) - Oct 07, 2017
"Rich white people getting together by adorable Lindsay Lohan twins. Weak everytime the films needs to sound emotional, but fun when it gives room to pranks -- Camp pranks in dorms and the kinds of stuff kids pull off to get rid of dad's girlfriend and reunite him with mom. Nancy'a direction is swift and maybe too diligent to cover each character's storylines -- with a curious sense of absurdism -- and at least makes the man cross the ocean to crawl for the love of his life, not the opposite."
|65 T7||Death Wish (1974) - Oct 07, 2017
"Its crooked politics have poorly aged -- it's interesting to notice how edgy and graphic the rape scene is (not to mention that iconic Goldblum quote) and vigilante gruesome, cold, violent actions are not (to the point of seeming cartoonish, yet raw), which tells a lot how Americans saw and still see the social dynamics between sex and violence -- but Winner manages to mantain a somber, dark, gritty and sometimes even melancholic tone to his NYC Dirty Harry-like liberal fantasy."