Beej Powers

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  • The Hunt

    The Hunt

    ★★

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

    I was shocked to find this written by Nick Cuse & Damon Lindelof. It’s so poorly written and so, so poorly executed. 
    All their interviews talk of the satire they created. But the movie on screen drips with hate and disgust for all the wrong people. Real villains are herofied and intended villains are demonized from a point of view opposite of parody. There are no likable characters. 

    It’s so bad, I would believe you if you said it was made…

  • Jackie Brown

    Jackie Brown

    ★★

    I saw this when it came out in ‘97 and I was shocked that I didn’t like it. 
    Upon rewatching it, I am shocked that some people say this is their favorite Tarantino movie. 
    It’s just not good as a whole. 
    It’s a very basic story that thinks it’s twists & turns and is keeping the audience guessing when in reality it’s a double cross movie whose scenes got put in the Tarantino storytelling blender. But that still doesn’t make it…

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  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★½

    Maybe I'm giving this movie more praise than it deserves. But I'm not going to overthink it.

    I loved it.

    It's classic sci-fi. A not too distant future that has all the markings of our reality save for one aspect. And the McGuffin in this movie is the greatest of all sci-fi tropes: A.I.

    This is a small film with big ideas. Again, true sci-fi.
    There is no sprawling cast of characters with a purpose to serve (or worse no…

  • Moon

    Moon

    ★★★★

    This is real sci-fi. Not a big spectacle film of F/X shots humping each other. Thought provoking, science based, future tech.