Benjamin Stone

Benjamin Stone

Now I only log films the first time I screen them.

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  • Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life

    Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life

    ★½

    I was very excited to see this, being a fan of the Brothers Quay. At the end of the film I was unaffected and underwhelmed.

  • Holding These Moments

    Holding These Moments

    ★★★½

    BANE was the first hardcore (not hardcore punk) band I found years ago, and to this day they are my favorite hardcore band. Their output was always killer and still means alot to me. This documentary was well made, and was expertly crafted with talking head interviews, concert footage, behind the band information, and the impact they have had on the genre, and the impact the fans have had on them. I usually wish to learn more when a doc…

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ½

    wipe the fog of nostalgia from your eyes...this is empty.
    all derivative, all rehashed. no creativity, no soul.

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ½

    Th e music was a crutch used to pad out an entirely weak narrative filled with underdeveloped characters, a stylistic veneer that is not so stylish, and its ultimate failure is that everything about the film is uninteresting. I was not engaged at any moment in the film.