Vadim has written 1 review for films rated ★★★★½ during 2014.

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    ★★★★½

    I've seen this many times.

    • People watch so much television in this: wherever you are in a domestic space, it's probably also there, an unquestioned omnipresence (that will turn sinister in Poltergeist) indiscriminately rotating through "Days of Our Lives," Budweiser commercials, The Ten Commandments, Marvin the Martian and the evening news; sometimes the footage is contrapuntal and relevant to on-screen action, but sometimes just there, gassing on. As far as I can tell from the cinematic record, people spent…