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  • Idiocracy

    Idiocracy

    ½

    The first scenes are unfunny, but the rest of the film is just plain trash. The comedy is progressively one-note, and it just goes on and on. Not only that, Idiocracy is just mean-spirited. The script feels like it was written by some high-horse neckbeard with a vendetta against modern society and an ironic amount of ignorance on how science or the world works, worst of all I am certain there are many similar people out there who parrot this…

  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    ★★★★½

    Pulp Fiction has lots to admire, really its difficult to critique most of what's going on here from the script to the performances to the direction. I will say upon returning I am further bothered by a few gripes ranging from minor to a bit more major. First, I've always felt that the scenes with the Wolf dragged the pacing of the film down a bit, up until this point there's been a good ebb and flow from scene to…

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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★

    The intrigue and scope of Arrival's ideas play to Villeneuve's strengths and result in a well crafted and smart work of science fiction that poses thought provoking questions. I only wish that the film could have made better use of its two hour runtime, given that I felt there was a general lack of characterization for the side characters or complete development for Louise.

  • Hot Fuzz

    Hot Fuzz

    ★★★½

    Another fun outing from Wright, Pegg, and Frost. Considering its placement in the trilogy, it draws comparisons to Shaun of the Dead and The World's End. Now, I've yet to see The World's End, however I think that Hot Fuzz is inevitably not as effective as its predecessor. The jokes often hit their mark and the film is quite entertaining, however the adoption of modern action film tropes seems to go too far. The finale is so quick cut that…