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  • Jurassic Park III

    Jurassic Park III

    Honestly? Best Jurassic Park film by a long shot.

    Granted, I haven’t rewatched Jurassic World, or even finished watching Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom… but there’s a reason for that.

    But each time I do a rewatch of the original trilogy, my esteem for the original fades, my ambivalence for the sequel gets sharper… but more and more, Joe Johnston pulls through for me when I need him to get the job done.

    There might not be any specific standout sequence…

  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    I find The Lost World: Jurassic Park to be both better than its predecessor and more disappointing. I think the cinematography provides more texture and tactility compared to Dean Cundey’s work (which still looks incredible if you’re lucky to find any of those open-matte 35mm scans floating around 😏, but does seem to lose some detail in digital masters), and where the CGI sometimes feels a step-down from the original in terms of verisimilitude, it makes huge strides in terms…

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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Radiohead spent years performing different renditions of “True Love Waits” from bright alternative rock to solo acoustic ballad, but never feeling satisfied enough to record it, making it one of Radiohead’s most famous unreleased songs. And then in 2016, at the end of their ninth album A Moon Shaped Pool, with what would technically be the 100th track they ever made for an album, they finally made it. Same lyrics and vocal melody, virtually the same chord progressions, same overall…

  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park

    Brief preamble before I get on with this, might be completely unnecessary, might be a little melodramatic over nothing serious, but writing it anyway for my own peace of mind:

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted here, much longer than I would have preferred. Partly because work has been extremely busy and time-consuming, partly because of basic writer’s block. But more than that, I’ve really just felt dissatisfied with the quality of my writing recently, and I’ve been feeling…