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Restructuring Deus Ex Kinema

I started Deus Ex Kinema as an outlet for my film criticism and my theories about film and filmmaking in general.  I decided to make a conscious decision to break down each film into several scores instead of one overall number.  In addition, while I have an overall score for each film, there are two…

Community Trailer – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Introducing the first installment of Community Trailers.  We take a new or popular trailer, divide it into segments, and assign them to different members of the movie-loving community.  Each segment, both video and sound, is then recreated in any way the member sees fit.  Whether it is goofy or serious, animated or live action, the…

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Cloud Atlas – Review

Cloud Atlas is certainly one of the most ambitious Hollywood films to date.  It is ambitious for two main reasons: The story of the film spans centuries and jumps between stories, and the main actors of the film are recycled in each story by employing advanced makeup and prosthetics to transform the actors into different…

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Looper – Review

Looper toes the line between a complex science fiction film and an accessible fusion of genres.  It does this well in parts, but the main strength of the film are those moments in which the audience has to pause and think.  Occasionally, however, the film slides into a mode in which it over-explains, which ultimately downplays…