Movie Diary 12/10/2009

Avatar (James Cameron, 2009). It’s pretty much what you already think it is. Cameron knows how to jump into a story, that’s for sure, even if his ear for dialogue is still computer-generated and his eye for color is like a My Little Pony fantasy. Please make more movies. (full review 12/18)

Collapse (Chris Smith, 2009). Feature-length interview with, or maybe platform for, modern doomsayer Michael Ruppert, whose past track record of accurate predictions seems to go hand-in-hand with a distinctly paranoid mien. Or perhaps they really are all out to get him. Smith embraces an Errol Morris vibe, right down to the urgent music. (full review 12/18)