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Favorite films

  • Alien
  • Pulse
  • Under the Skin
  • Twin Peaks: The Return

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  • Contagion

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  • Godzilla vs. Kong

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  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

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    A dot matrix printer shrieks like a digital siren call from a 21st century techno-crypt. Alice stumbles through this blasted land until she's swept up in the action, which suddenly becomes unceasingly frantic, the cuts slamming and rapid fire, the image a mainline of searing, rupturing CGI FX, blood splatter, fire, wreckage. While it cannot muster the grandiose elegance of a thing like Mad Max: Fury Road, it channels its scrappier energy to the utmost effect. It explodes with incredible vengeance. The most utterly scorched assault on late capitalism of all these weird abominations, it's... awesome.

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

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    I remember when the sequel to Prometheus was going to be named Paradise, Shaw's voiceover fresh in my mind: "...I am still searching." It was one of those sort of lines Damon Lindelof seems to really like writing. "Big things have small beginnings," etc. Nice and tidy, with implications of scope, even optimism, something one might expect more from Star Trek. Still, I found the idea of leaving this outpost where "only death" remained to seek out the Engineer homeworld…

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  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

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    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    pretty cool with this jumping the shark as it does. while the comparative realism worked well enough for the 2014 movie, by now we're still somewhat mired in a bunch of rote "human drama" nobody really cares about... so kongzilla does well to render that shit as expedient as possible. it's still really boring bay-esque junk, but it serves as swift conveyance to much more fantastical, almost campy monster movie stuff, which thankfully occupies the bulk of the running time.…

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

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    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    no big surprise i guess but i liked this a lot. the one thing i really did not like in particular was the "batman has a nightmare" epilogue scene, which SUCKED. i am all for seeing a follow-up to this big ol' thing, but i don't think anybody wants to see superman get mind-controlled into being evil so batman and The Worst Joker can antagonize each other on a bridge and growl "i'm totally gonna fuckin kill u." that's the…

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  • Lake Mungo

    Lake Mungo

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    "I feel like something bad is gonna happen to me. It hasn't reached me yet but it's on its way."

    I kinda want to give myself a little slap on the wrist for this, but: if Twin Peaks were documentary-style found footage horror, it might be a bit like this. Its eye is maybe a bit less subtle than Lynch's, relying really heavily on slow zooms up to a grainy image where something tucked into a dark corner becomes clearer…

  • Cure

    Cure

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    11 or 12 years since I last saw it? I was still living alone in San Francisco. Throughout so much of this, there is either no music at all or there is a persistent, flat pulsing sound; a strange, resonating drone; the wind blowing. It is not music β€” it's more like something in place to emphasize the absence of music. Dingy and pale/white interiors, a Tokyo that feels simultaneously overcast and awash in diffuse sunlight, drained of color... All…