Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

casey NO

brooke I agree

casey Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice isn’t the worst movie I’ve ever seen. Not the worst superhero movie in the last few years. But it’s easily the movie I hated the most. Just, almost everything about it is bad, boring, and dreary. I don’t even know where to begin.

brooke Well, let’s start with rehashing of Batman’s origin story, since it’s entirely spoiler-free

casey Thank God the movie spends its opening sequence covering that, because if there’s one thing I haven’t seen enough it’s yet another rendition of Thomas and Martha Wayne getting murdered and leaving their son deeply traumatized. You know, in some version of this story, someone needs to realize that little Bruce might need therapy after all that. Read More

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El Norte (1983)

brooke I’m trying to think of the last movie that punched me this hard in the gut. Or in the heart.

casey We usually write these recaps immediately after watching the movie, and it’s hard to put my feelings into words right now. What do you say about something like El Norte? For starters, it’s good.

brooke It’s really good. Brief summary:

Enrique and Rosa  Xuncax (David Villalpando and Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez) are a brother and sister of Mayan descent living Guatamala during its long civil war. The workers in their village, led by their father Arturo, are organizing against rich landowners who, as Arturo tells Enrique, only see the poor as arms to do their work. Soon the military ambushes a gathering of workers, beheads Arturo, and begins clearing all indigenous people from the village, a nod to the actual genocide committed against the Maya during the war. Ricky and Rosa’s family is rounded up, and the siblings left with a choice: stay and wait to be slaughtered or go north. Read More

World of Tomorrow (2015)

brooke I want to start by saying that I never thought I could love a short cartoon more than I loved Don Herztfeldt’s Rejected Cartoons.
But here we are, 16 years later, and he’s completely outdone himself

casey World of Tomorrow is friggin’ beautiful. One of the funniest and saddest films I’ve seen in a long time. So much emotion from a fifteen minute cartoon about crudely drawn stick figures.

brooke It’s a masterpiece. I sincerely hope that teens worldwide cling to it the way I did with Rejected.

casey The difficulty in writing about World of Tomorrow is that because of its brevity it’s hard to recap without spoiling the little twists that make the movie wonderful. Don’t worry, we won’t ruin it…. but readers ought to watch it themselves. It’s on Netflix right now!

brooke As of February 2016! Here’s hoping it stays on Netflix forever. Read More