You missed it, I saw it. You missed it.
One thing I've learned about myself while immersed in the world of SOV is that I no longer really give a tin shit whether or not something is narratively coherent or how formally impressive it is or isn't if, at bottom, it makes emotional sense to me. Shatter Dead is better made than most at this level because Scooter McCrae is a thoughtful dude with a number of strong ideas and a visual sense that finds striking images whenever he…
The Important Cinema Club Super Scary Movie Challenge: Entry #2
Category: A film featuring a killer robot (no androids or cyborgs)
Funny how one choice can be life or death for a film. The opening scene promises 90 minutes of the worst, most dated aspects of '90s VR cinema hitched to a fundamentally unlikable protagonist. Then the robot named in the title shows up, the kid who won it flips it on... and the avuncular vocal tones of William H.…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Rather than a proper review, I'd like to address something I've been seeing a lot vis-a-vis this here movie. In other words, I'm about to break this shit down real small.
Great visual experience, but oh that ending! That seems to be a standard knock on Panos Cosmatos's sumptuous, thrilling sensory blast Beyond the Black Rainbow, to where even its champions feel like apologizing the last fifteen away. Nuts to that. Its ending is terrific, a sudden disorienting gearshift that…