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The Tuesday Zone: ‘Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter’ (2014)

Often, when a movie feels painfully slow, it’s a result of poor pacing. The director and editor failed to distribute and arrange the story beats in such a way that it kept your interest. For instance, take Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : even though it’s a kinetic movie, and a lot of stuff happens, it drags. However, some movies revel…

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The Tuesday Zone: ‘Ex Machina’ (2015), a Gender Analysis

A lot of people have already talked about Ex Machina (2015), including Second Breakfast’s Chris Melville, whose review captures the brilliance and beauty of Alex Garland’s debut. Ex Machina is one of the best films I’ve seen in a long time; it’s as relentlessly tense, stylish, and brainy as this year’s other genre masterclass, It Follows. Another large contingent of…