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  • Gattaca

    ★★★★

  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    ★★★

  • RoboCop

    ★★★★★

  • Citizen Dog

    ★★★½

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  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    ★★★★½

    After decades of galloping around the cosmos, the Enterprise crew has grown old. Seasoned? Sure. Bitter? Yes. Prejudiced? Absolutely. So after a lifetime of serving up a dish best served cold against the aggressive Klingons, the time has come for a long awaited peace. Who better to cater than James T. Kirk?

    In the first five minutes, this science fiction odyssey tackles more subtext than a trillion pretenders: the Klingon moon Praxis explodes with devastating results (officially birthing the Praxis…

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters

    ★★★★★

    Film was not born as art. Film was an experiment that expanded into entertainment, requiring time before it could be conferred with artistry. Paul Sylbert, a college professor, Academy Award winning production designer, and dear friend, had this to say on the subject:

    "Don't try to intellectualize film, or make it profound in the academic sense. It is a popular vernacular form. Simplicity and directness are two of its virtues."

    After decades of analysis, it is apparent to me that…

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

    There's an elegant simplicity buried beneath the subtly soulful performances, elaborately filthy cyberpunk production design, labyrinthine procedural noir mystery, and gorgeous cinematography of this pseudo-cult paragon.

    What does it mean to make a choice?

    KD6-3.7 was designed for a purpose: 'retire' rogue replicants. He's good at his job, sheepishly avoiding the ire of his human superiors as he carves out his niche and saves up bonuses to enhance his Joi unit, the one thing that brings him a modicum of…

  • Videodrome

    Videodrome

    ★★★★★

    It started with this.

    Approximately seventeen years ago, I was falling in love with a filmmaker, so I went to my local video store to chat up my favorite clerk and hopefully find the DVD that would take my love to the next level. I found him on the sales floor that had become my favorite haunt, chatted him up until he guided my decision, and our paths truly merged for the first time.

    The filmmaker was David Cronenberg. The…