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  • Resident Evil: Retribution

    Resident Evil: Retribution

    ★★★

    Paul WS Anderson weaves all the threads in his mega-franchise together to do his most meta-movie about making movies based on video games that are also about what an ass-kicking babe his wife is. WS Anderson achieves a kind of dumb guy auteurism in this one. He is the PT Anderson of dudes who watch anime, play too many video games, and identify with the character "Neo Matrix" from the Matrix films.

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★½

    Another Charlie Kaufman movie about not getting laid!

    Folks, this was a tough one, I really liked the ideas being played with in here about life and death, but found watching the movie kind of like life and death: tedious and self-pitying.

    It's about how all we really are at the end is not the summation of an endless and oppressive record of getting up and going through the motions over and over until it becomes unbearable but rather our…

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  • Burn After Reading

    Burn After Reading

    ★★★★

    The Coen Brothers make two kinds of movies: "person trapped in Hell, dooms themselves and others without ever understanding how or why" and "broad, shaggy dog-style farces." This film represents the synthesis of the dialectic and while leaning towards the farcical, is actually the meanest film they've ever made.

  • Southland Tales

    Southland Tales

    ★★★★★

    The price of true prophecy is madness and catastrophe. This film is prophecy. A movie within a movie within a movie that we are all inside of dreaming of one another simultaneously. The single greatest Philip K Dick adaptation that's not based on any of his books. A radiant mess the director flew too close to and was cast down back to Earth for. The drug-induced, death dream of a Fallujah-scarred veteran that conjured the world we are living in…