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Super 8 ☕ (J.J. Abrams, 2011)

Seriously, Mr. Abrams — enough with the freaking lens flare!  Don’t you hire a professional cinematographer specifically for the purpose of making sure that this kind of thing doesn’t happen?  Do you really want your entry in the figurative Biography of Cinema Auteurs to read: “J.J. Abrams. TV and film producer/creator.  Signature tropes: labyrinthine conspiracies and obsequious lens flares.”  You know what’s worse?  The lens flares aren’t even the worst thing about the film.  The worst thing is that you made a remake of E.T. in which everyone’s favorite Reese’s pieces addict is the Cloverfield monster’s kid brother.  It just plain doesn’t work. Continue reading

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