Monthly Archives: February 2016

Jeff VanderMeer – Annihilation (2014)

8.5/10 Annihilation follows the 12th expedition into Area X, a strange zone along the American coast where inexplicable events happen. We follow one of the four members of the expedition, a woman known to us only as the biologist. All … Continue reading

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The Garden of Words (2013)

8/10 The Garden of Words might very well be visually the most beautiful animated movie ever made. Every frame could be a stunning background. You could pause the movie at any random time and stare at the whole frame before … Continue reading

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Interstellar (2014) revisited

I saw this movie only once, in IMAX 3D, and like many I was blown away by the visuals and sound. Almost three hours went by in a haze and I laughed and cried (I did). As I walked out, … Continue reading

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Becky Chambers – The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (2015)

7.5/10 A roadtrip story, through spaaaace, that doesn’t go anywhere fast. But it is filled with cuteness. The story follows Rosemary Harper, a newbie clerk and student of alien languages. She is sent to the ship Wayfarer, a rough patchwork … Continue reading

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Hail, Ceasar! (2016) review

8/10 That was great! I really, really liked this movie. This review is going to be a bit explain-y. It got a lukewarm welcome from the public and press, but I think that it is already underrated. It combines the … Continue reading

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Henry Kissinger – World Order (2014)

Kissinger attempts to characterize the history and psychology of whole continents. Very informative, but uneven. A lofty title. Kissinger starts out with an explanation of what he means by world order. He sounds very academic and it doesn’t make for … Continue reading

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Spotlight (2015)

  8/10 A small team of journalists of the Boston Globe, Spotlight, investigates the abuse of kids by a catholic priest. The new editor who was brought in to stimulate the newspaper demands that they expand their investigation, and the … Continue reading

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