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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
7 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A gracelessly assembled behemoth of a film -- its dire and dreary aesthetic aspiring for epic import, but delivers a world to which we can't relate. Affleck's Batman, for all his technical smarts, might as well be an idiot when it comes to psychology. And this "dark" version of Superman betrays what the character stands for. Individual scenes might look cool, but the film never coheres. The conflict between the two leads is not believable, and their dangerous actions belie their efforts to save human life. And Eisenberg's Lex Luthor is an atrocious creation, a mistaken attempt to the tread the same ground as Ledger's Joker. But the fatal flaw of this film is the storytelling: there isn't any. It's a compilation of moody shots and glowering faces without the necessary drama to pull us along.

Barry (2016)
8 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This fictionalized look at Obama's arrival at Columbia University is so in awe of its subject, it treats him more like an icon than a man. No narrative, just a series of hero-worship segments, each crafted to underscore Barry's intelligence, sex appeal, self-consciousness, ability to blend into any social group, and experience of racism and classism. The results are so pat as to be unsurprising and insulting.