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  • It Begins with the End

    It Begins with the End

    ★½

    Dour "we're-breaking-up-no-we're-not-yes-we-are" relationship drama that nobody will care about whether this couple works things out. Both are immature, both are intractable, and neither has the brains to abandon a sinking ship. That means Emmanuelle Béart's prickly performance is wasted in chasing this screenplay's tail as it goes around in circles. She also eats at least 3 lemons like apples, biting through the skin and swallowing them down peel and all. Now that's method!!

    Much more interesting than the movie's content…

  • Terminator Genisys

    Terminator Genisys

    ★★★½

    "I'm old, not obsolete."

    It's quite rare when my opinion about a film changes dramatically upon a revisit. I attribute much of this to usually knowing as little about a film as possible beforehand, thereby limiting any expectations or preconceptions and getting a more pure experience. But that becomes impossible with films in a series - I'm a big Terminator fan so whether I like it or not I already have innate ideas about what should go into a Terminator…

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  • Demonlover

    Demonlover

    ★★

    As if Michael Haneke was torture-porned into reimagining Videodrome using a camera with zoom stuck on "full".

  • The Hot Rock

    The Hot Rock

    Enormously entertaining caper flick where a quartet of thieves don't have just one job, they have to pull off four - a museum, the state prison, a police station, and a bank - and all to get the same diamond! Redford is typical Redford as the cool-as-a-cucumber brains of the group, although he tends to get arrested and needs antacids to offset the nerves he internalizes. George Segal is the optimist and master locksmith, while Ron Leibman and Paul Sand…