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  • The Killing of Two Lovers

    The Killing of Two Lovers

    "They're worth it Niki; they're worth us trying."

    Director, writer, editor Robert Machoian‘s The Killing of Two Lovers is one I’ve been keeping an eye on since it got picked up by NEON. A pseudo-thriller seamlessly disguised as a very raw marriage break-up story, focusing on a small-town high-school sweetheart couple who has, after four children, decided to take a break. When our hardworking yet clearly internally rage-filled protagonist David discovers that his suddenly despondent wife Niki is cheating on…

  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat

    "GET OVER HERE!"

    The first 5min alone are far better than the original film in every regard except camp. And you know what, I'm completely down for it and hope this newcomer director gets the increased budget to make a badass trilogy. It's not a flawless victory, but it bolsters far better performances, funny chemistry, genuinely great implementation of CG, gory game respectful fatalities, and most of all, adept martial prowess in the fight choreography. It ticks the boxes it…

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    [EXTENDED CUT]

    Yep, the extra 51min that push this film over the 4hr mark are once again very welcome and arguably necessary for some key character moments. Of the three extended cuts, ROTK is definitely the most well-rounded; Fellowship is really the only one I'd be fine watching either cut of moving forward, but the other two are going to be extended if I have any say. And yet, I wish their was more since I've always thought this trilogy…

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    [EXTENDED CUT]

    Same as with Fellowship's extended cut, this epic sequel absolutely justifies the extra 44min runtime by giving us oh so much more character depth and development—especially for Boromir and Faramir. And much like Pippin & Mary's excised farting in the first film, here we get them smoking up that good Ent ganja. Oh, and there's also more Legolas & Gimli bro moments and a hilarious moment where Aragorn tries to respectfully disguise how bad Éowyn's cooking is. Shockingly there really…

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  • Joker

    Joker

    "Tomorrow you'll know I wasn't kidding, and you'll think I was crazy. But I figured it this way: better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime!"

    Oh, I'm sorry. My apologies, that's from the wrong film. Here we go, I think it's this one:

    "All the animals come out at night - whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets". …

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

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

    "A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later." - Stanley Kubrick

    This quote from one of the GOATs of cinema really came to mind while experiencing this soon to flop excellent poetic space odyssey. And I make it a point of importance to use the word "odyssey", not because of the obvious comparisons…