In Theaters

Daniel Barnes @ the SN&R/CS Independent – 5/29 and 6/5 issues

indexI was drinking beer in Portland last week, so these links encompass my last two weeks in print.


*Out of nowhere, Edge of Tomorrow is an exhilarating mix of Verhoeven-esque sci-fi subversion, existential comedy straight out of Groundhog Day, and the slaughter-and-reset structure of a first-person shooter game.

*In Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch has a blast re-contextualizing the rules of the vampire genre, infiltrating its bloodstream with a deadpan critique of cultural vapidityindex


*Words and Pictures star Juliette Binoche could “power a small town with the beams that emanate from her smiling face,” but the film’s central concept isn’t as smart as it would like us to think.


*The thoroughly unengaging X-Men: Days of Future Past is a film made for people who couldn’t care less whether or not it’s any good.

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  1. “Tom Cruise plays a glib military P.R. man”… I see what you did there, and I like it.