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  • Rabbit of Seville
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  • The Thing
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  • Gods of Egypt

    ★★★½

  • The Mad Magician

    ★★★★

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★

  • The Matrix Revolutions

    ★★★½

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  • Gods of Egypt

    Gods of Egypt

    ★★★½

    Very much a spiritual successor to the Harryhausen movies that made me fall in love with special effects, for all the good and Ill that entails.

    A genuinely shockingly white-ified generic adventure movie that bastardizes an entire culture and mythology down to the tropiest paint by numbers hero's journey? Sure! Bland white kid lead you've never seen in anything before and you'll never see in anything else again? Yep. Wince-inducing dialogue that swings between ludicrous grandiosity and the most grating…

  • The Mad Magician

    The Mad Magician

    ★★★★

    Watched in 3d. It's almost exactly House of Wax with less visual flair, right down to the Montage Yo-Yo guy. Which sounds like burn, but no! It's great! No 3d picture featuring Vincent Price is less than a great time at the movies. I love watching Vincent Price say stuff and murder people! and with a 3d movie, you get to see him do it all twice!

    For real, I love the weird sense of place that older 3d films…

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  • The Valley of Gwangi

    The Valley of Gwangi

    ★★★★★

    Cowboys vs. Dinosaurs. Effects and animation by Ray Harryhausen. Obviously and inarguably the greatest film ever made.

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★

    Gotta chew on this more before I really know where I land. It's weird and interesting and fun and I enjoyed the hell out of watching it, but I feel like my feelings will evolve as I think and read more about it.

    I love how it's reckoning with itself. It's a movie about how horrible it would be to make The Matrix 4. It's got this hilariously abrasive and contrarian impulse at it's core. I think it does the…