Monthly Archives: September 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), a triumph of visual storytelling.

9/10 Mad Max: Fury Road is a triumph of visual, symbolic storytelling. There is an absolute minimum of spoken language in this movie, and George Miller uses almost exclusively visual language to explain things. In the first half hour of … Continue reading

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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

6.5/10 Let’s go let’s go, gogogogo come on come on. Hurry hurry! We’ve got to get out of here. Gogogo! Come on come on. Go go come on come on gogo! That’s half the script right there. Pffffffffff. Will you … Continue reading

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The Wind Rises (2014)

8/10 Jiro dreams of flying. His eyesight is sore so instead, after meeting an Italian airplane designer in a spirited dream, he wants to design planes. In his eyes, an airplane is a beautiful dream, a wonder that lifts people … Continue reading

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Turbo Kid (2015)

6.5/10 In a post-apocalyptic 1997, a kid becomes an action hero and challenges a local gang of post-apocalyptic bikers. Coming soon, to a wasteland near you. Quietly, 80s nostalgia became a big thing. The first signs might have come in … Continue reading

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Why YA dystopias never got good

There are so many problems with Young Adult post-apocalyptic dystopia franchises. Here is why they were popular for the last few years but were doomed from the start to ever reach any levels of quality. They got popular because the … Continue reading

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The Third Man (1949)

8/10 American writer Holly Martins is invited by his friend to visit him in Vienna. On arrival, his friend Harry Lime just died in a car accident. Martins starts an investigation to figure out what happened, and the accident may … Continue reading

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Peter F. Hamilton – Judas Unchained (2005)

8/10 After finishing Pandora’s Star (2004) I had basically no choice but to start Judas Unchained (2005). It is not so much a sequel to the first book as the continuation of the story. Together, Pandora’s Star and Judas Unchained … Continue reading

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