Endless Poetry

So the first Alejandro Jodorowsky movie I’d ever seen was The Dance of Reality, which completely blew me away. It was magical realism employed to make emotional, if not rational, sense while telling the tale of the filmmaker’s childhood under an extremely rigid, macho father, and then the story of the father being brought low…

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Valerian

This was one of the few movies I was looking forward to, because I love a good mind-blowing space spectacle with lots of incredible visuals, especially in 3D, and it all sounded like good fun. And Luc Besson usually delivers something at least fun, although often incomprehensible. Then the horrible reviews started rolling in, but…

War for the Planet of the Apes

I quite liked the first one in this series, didn’t care much for the second and wasn’t interested in seeing this one, but it got such good reviews I ended up there. It’s quite good and, in my mind, lays to rest the question of whether performance-capture actors deserve acting accolades, while it’s also too…

Baby Driver

I was almost going to take a pass on this one, because I’m just so sick of car chases and people shooting guns, which now seems to make up the bulk of the vast majority of new films. But, you could say, if movies can now only be car chases and people shooting guns, if…

Camelot

King Arthur Daze continue here at CdM as I finally watched Camelot, which I have never seen. I’m actually quite illiterate on classic musicals anyway, being a Bad Gay™, so they’re all kind of new to me in a pleasant way. Ironically, at the moment I was checking out, the video store had on the…

Spider-Man: Homecoming

I was obsessed with the Spider-Man cartoon as a child. I had to be home every day for Spider-Man (and then there’s the story about how my mom took me to Toys R Us to “Meet Spider-Man in person” and made her wait in line for three hours before deciding I was too scared to…