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  • Harakiri
  • Good Time
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • Leaving Las Vegas

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  • Dune

    ★★

  • Boss Level

    ★½

  • [REC]²

    ★★

  • Heat

    ★★★★★

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★

    I thought Dune was meant to be hot shit, the special one, the different one, kind of like what Watchmen is meant to be for comics. But it's not. It's standard issue, clichéd just common or garden sci fi. I've seen a hundred films like this. Nothing here that was especially new or spectacular or challenging. Just normal sci fi shit packaged that little bit more ostentatiously.

    This is the simplest story told in a way that makes it seem…

  • Heat

    Heat

    ★★★★★

    This is it man, the fucking high watermark.

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  • 1917

    1917

    ★★

    1917: a two-hour long, ticking-clock film, shot in a single (digitally composited) take, wherein at the beginning the main characters confirm to one another and the audience that their journey will take at least six hours. Yes, there is a cut in the middle, but only because one character is knocked unconscious. He doesn't cover any extra distance during this ellipsis. I imagine this sounds like I'm digging plot holes and being a massive buzzkiller, but honestly when you watch…

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Mess. There are five or something plots in here and basically three of them go nowhere, and then the other two are rushed to a finish, any finish. Where's all that Burke shit come from? Why's the police scene feel so last minute and out of thin air?

    I don't get what Candyman is. What *is* Candyman in this film? Sometimes he's an avenging angel of black people. Sometimes he kills black people, like for example Burke's sister (so why…