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THE BOTTOM LINE REVIEW: Jupiter Ascending (2015)

One of the most mediocre films — if not THE most mediocre film — I’ve seen this year. It’s strange to see a film with such strong visual flair have such little imagination. 162 more words

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THE BOTTOM LINE REVIEW: It Follows (2015)

I was very excited to check out It Follows after hearing nothing but great things since last year’s Cannes (and thrilled that it garnered enough attention to get a wide release earlier this month), but the overwhelming hype sadly diminished the overall experience a little bit. 182 more words

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THE BOTTOM LINE REVIEW: Lost River (2015)

I remember hearing almost universal disdain for this film from last year’s Cannes Film Festival, and after seeing it, I can’t see why everyone claimed to have hated this movie so much. 184 more words

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THE BOTTOM LINE REVIEW: Buzzard (2014)

Torturous to sit through. Even at a runtime of 90 minutes, I considered bailing on this film several times. Boring, hideous to look at (despite being intended), and devoid of any redeeming qualities, Buzzard merely subjects its viewers to watch a bunch of scummy assholes be scummy assholes without much of a point or purpose. 24 more words

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THE BOTTOM LINE REVIEW: Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)

An exceptionally informative and unsettling look at the bizarre world of Scientology, as explained by people from every level of its hierarchy — from everyday members to celebrities to heads of publicity and many others. 176 more words

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THE BOTTOM LINE REVIEW: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

Rich in atmosphere, but lacking in pretty much everything else. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night sets up what looks to be a unique take on the vampire genre, but then proceeds to do very little with it, meandering through an uninteresting love story with occasional sprinkles of unimpressive vampire violence. 83 more words

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THE BOTTOM LINE REVIEW: Persona (1966)

This is my first journey into Ingmar Bergman territory, and I was completely unaware of how avant-garde this would be. Personally, I hate avant-garde films. Most of them seem to be pretentious horseshit with nothing meaningful to say. 181 more words

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