Beej Powers

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  • Vivarium

    Vivarium

    ★★½

    Too long to be a Twilight Zone episode, too dull to be a Black Mirror episode. An intriguing premise that is overly drawn out; so far so that you stop caring about the characters.

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    ★★★★

    Kind and sweet and seriously funny. Didn’t realize it was a Taika Waititi film until I saw him in it. He definitely has a comedy style.

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  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★½

    Maybe I'm giving this movie more praise than it deserves. But I'm not going to overthink it.

    I loved it.

    It's classic sci-fi. A not too distant future that has all the markings of our reality save for one aspect. And the McGuffin in this movie is the greatest of all sci-fi tropes: A.I.

    This is a small film with big ideas. Again, true sci-fi.
    There is no sprawling cast of characters with a purpose to serve (or worse no…

  • Moon

    Moon

    ★★★★

    This is real sci-fi. Not a big spectacle film of F/X shots humping each other. Thought provoking, science based, future tech.