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Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas (2012)
59 days ago via Flixster

Fantastic, moving, complex. This is storytelling at its finest, weaving together the seemingly disparate tales of characters distanced from each other by time, yet linked by purpose, and some undefinable yet palpable thread. Cloud Atlas is so well paced, I was a bit surprised by its run time when I finally noticed I was just past the halfway point. The plot of Cloud Atlas is composed much like the sextet one of the characters creates in kind, appropriately the film's namesake, layering all its different instruments into a masterpiece - the film has a cadence, and incorporates discord leading into harmony. It is not an easy film to absorb, as its very subject matter is also difficult for many to swallow, on top of requiring the audience to pay much more attention than any of the standard summer blockbuster fare. But if you are willing to be taken outside of your comfort zone, or are already one who doesn't balk at revolutionary ideologies, you're in for a poignant work of cinematic beauty. Perhaps a 66% rating across the board is actually higher acclaim than one could have hoped, though far lower than Cloud Atlas deserves.

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman (2017)
59 days ago via Flixster

For the life of me, I cannot fathom how the RT Critic Score is as high as 92%. It has its moments, and it did manage to hold my interest through til the end, but there is so much thoughtless, even soulless, drivel in this flick, I found myself far too often removed from my immersion into the fantasy world that is DC Comics with thoughts of "Really? That's the best the writers could do?"

Other reviewers have noted one of my major gripes with the movie; for all the girl power we're supposed to be lauding, any wins for feminism ring hollow as the plot hinges on Diana's superficially idyllic feelings for Pine's character. Also, Pine ultimately portrays the hero of the film more so than Gadot is permitted to do. Let's also not forget the obvious eye candy we're given to get the boys' butts in the seats.

Then there's the supposed Amazonian pacifism that immediately drops whenever the Germans are on screen, clumsy pacing, CGI movements of WW in battle that stick out like a sore thumb, and the so-contrived-it-hurts plot points executed much like pounding a puzzle piece into a place it doesn't fit. It's a shame, because there was much potential, but all the supposed-to-be-big moments only fell flat.

Wrong (2013)
14 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

For those of us who appreciate such things, this delightfully absurdist film is full of wit, and offers surreal commentary on the human condition which might even be considered thoughtful and perceptive.