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Ex Machina Explained and Reviewed

Ex Machina Explained and Reviewed - wherein I blow your mind w/ a fantastic movie for your evening enjoyment. We have Robots. We have Dancing. We have love!

Time Travel Movie Time Lapse Explained

Time Lapse is basically a very simple conceit. Three people, two guys and a gal, who are living together in an apartment, and are maintaining the entire complex, stumble upon a machine. The bottom line for the machine is that it takes polaroids into the future. Exactly 24 hours into the future. Like clockwork the machine points its gaze into the future and tells us what it sees.

Safety Not Guaranteed And My New Bromance

Safety Not Guaranteed And My New BromanceI have long loved independent theater. (Theatre?) What have you. Low budget, clever writing, outstanding acting, and interesting casting. I adore it all. Obviously i...

A Complete Clouds of Sils Maria Explanation and Walkthrough

Ok shoot me. I had no idea what "Clouds of Sils Maria" was going in. None. I knew Kristen Stewart was in it and Juliette Binoche. Binoche good, Stewart bad... oh alright, we'll call it even on a slow entertainment night and give it a try. What happened next? I was agog for the entirety of its 124 minute running time.

Alternate Interstellar Movie Theories and Explanations

Oh I know there are weaknesses in this theory. But when you point them out, my answer is invariably going to be, explain to me your theory, and how it has fewer gaping holes in it than mine? Hahah. No, seriously, I've been struggling with this damn movie since I first walked out of the theater. Normally I crank a movie review the night after I see it. But this one wasn't like that at all. I struggled and struggled and struggled with it until I decided my first thought in the movie theater was all that was left.

Timecrimes Movie Explanation and Interview With Nacho Vigalondo

When I first watched TimeCrimes, I was struggling to understand if the TimeCrimes time travel system was deterministic or if time could actually change as the movie moved forward. A lot of this confusion centered around the young woman... who she was, how many times did she die? Did she die at all? Was Hector's wife killed and then saved? Was she killed at all? Etc. I also wasn't sure how the time machine worked. But seeing as though this was the first time that a "vertibrate had entered" the machine, they didn't understand it either.

The One I Love Reviewed and Explained

Recently I have fallen in love with a completely different kind of movie. It should be said that I was simultaneously falling out of love with a completely different kind of movie... The big big budget bombastic super hero movie. If you've been following me AT ALL you already know this particular point because I haven't shut up about my disappointment in that particular arena. But the one area of movie-dom that has just been rocking my socks off has been these cheap upstarts, with phenomenal scripts, incredible ideas, and terrific acting all the way around.

In Praise of Coherence or Decoherence

An individual by the name of Ward Byrkit was the think tank behind this particular movie. I tell you his name because he basically has zero film credits on his resume. He's spent time working for Gore Verbinski in the art department. He also did a voice in Rango. But besides that he is a Hollywood outsider. So Ward is sitting in the art department and he's thinking... hrm. "I wonder what would happen if I created a movie without a crew... and without a script." Literally. (So literally, I just quoted him.) Oh, and by the way, not only that, but can I also shoot the movie for free?
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The Edge of Tomorrow (Live Die Repeat) Time Travel and Ending Explained

The Edge of Tomorrow (Live Die Repeat) Time Travel and Ending Explained - the concept is simple, but in practice it is truly complex. The Edge of Tomorrow is a time travel nightmare of nests and perpetual loops that cause one's head to explode if you think about it too long. Join us as we untangle the Tom Cruise's latest blockbuster movie and we explain the definitive unraveling of this fantastic movie.

Gravity Movie Review Sandra Bullock

Alright, you get the idea. This wasn't a movie. It was an event. The story maybe stretched it a teensy bit in stringing one chaotic event after another but, dang. To put this in perspective... the opening shot is 13 minutes long. THIRTEEN MINUTES without a cut.
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Side Effects Movie Review

Side Effects Movie Review This movie needs to be seen.  It needs to have people back up to movie rental stores and overpay in the millions.  Checks need to be written and mailed in to the production company th...
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Before Sunrise Sunset and Midnight Review

Before Sunrise Sunset and Midnight Review Quick update - at the halfway point if the year it looks as though IndieWire, and a number of other significant movie blogs, have "Before Midnight" and "Upstream Col...

A Primer Movie Primer

A Primer Movie Primer - a discussion of one of the greatest movies of all time, Primer. Theories, diagrams and investigations. A Primer Movie Primer.

Inception Totems Explanation

Join us for an Inception Totems Explanation - each totem is unique and as different as the character - but what is Cobb's totem?!? Come find out.