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Annihilation (2018)
38 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A metaphor wrapped in an analogy wrapped in an allegory may seem like too much interconnected refraction for one movie, but such obvious and uncontrollable intention emphasizes, with great clarity, how our prevalent dichotomy of mechanics vs. chaos in the universe outside ourselves is a woefully insufficient and self-castrating model.

What does it want?

It wants to progress in the most efficient way possible, just like everything else.

Murder On The Orient Express
5 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Success, for Kenneth Branagh, is whether he enjoys making the film. You can see it in his eyes. He's there for the experience of playing a story he loves with lavish sets, exciting locations, and other great actors. He doesn't care if you like it, or if you think another retelling of the Agatha Christie novel is superfluous. He's doing it for the experience. He loves his cast's cleverness, inside jokes and opportunity to act whether you get it or not. If you join the party instead of judging the film, you'll love it too.

Thor: Ragnarok
5 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Notice that Asgard is not ALL of the people. It consists of only those who refuse to comply with authority repugnant to their values. Thus, Asgard is as much an ideology as the group of people who follow it. That ideology is purpose, doing good as a highest priority, never allowing our bodies to be used for evil. Where threats of death or greater evil attempt to coerce our actions, those threats would have to enacted by others, and are therefore their control and their responsibility. Our control and responsibility is for the actions of our own bodies, and remains uninfluenced to corruption irrespective of outside evils committed or threatened. Those who survived the Ragnarök, the end of this cycle, espoused these values, providing a strong foundation for future growth. Never before has this level of depth been been realized in a popular superhero movie, especially with such good humor and seemingly effortless flow.

Blade Runner 2049
6 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Blade Runner 2049 replaces 2001 A Space Odyssey as the best trance sci-fi film ever (trance effect available only in IMAX or similar 2-D theatres)

Tetro (2009)
7 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

On the surface, he's a genius who never publishes what he personally finds beautiful because his art is too private and tragic, but a more cowardly second motivation also exists: if he never lets the world see creative works dearest to his heart, they can never be rejected. The love Francis Ford Coppola gives Tetro makes it clear this is the creative work dearest to his heart. It made made no money, but got 70% Rotten Tomatoes. Which measure of success do you think Coppola cares about most?