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  • Four Lions
  • Bloody Sunday
  • Witness for the Prosecution
  • The Stranger

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  • The Fate of Lee Khan

    ★★★★½

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    ★★★

  • Buchanan Rides Alone

    ★★★★

  • Decision at Sundown

    ★★★½

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  • Seaspiracy

    Seaspiracy

    Emotionally manipulative and bereft of any sort of intellectual nuance, Seaspiracy is also too often unfocused and does not offer any substantive but reasonable solution beyond rote, blanket statements. Doesn't help that the director is one of the most annoying subjects of a documentary I've ever seen - his presence is incredibly unhelpful to the message the film is aiming for. He just comes off as a bit of a self-important dunce, and fairly amateurish to boot. But my two…

  • Joint Security Area

    Joint Security Area

    ★★★★

    A tremendously affecting film about the nature of brotherhood, from a distinctly Korean perspective set in the DMZ. It's very interesting to see a film from earlier in Park Chan-Wook's career, having first been introduced to him with Oldboy and then the rest of his Vengeance trilogy. The brutality, violence and grim subject matter are not present - instead we focus on a different aspect of humanity and how geopolitics affect basic human interaction. It's a great film starring two soon-to-be giants of Korean cinema, and well worth a watch.

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  • Cry Macho

    Cry Macho

    Really, really bad. I'm quite frankly mystified by the positive and even some of the neutral reviews I've read, there is just nothing in Cry Macho that works. It's novel seeing Clint in his 90's be as heartwarming as he's ever been on screen when for so much of his career he was the embodiment of icy coolness (in his younger days) and gruff toughness (in his Gran Torino days) but those feelings are not enough to get past the…

  • The Hangover Part III

    The Hangover Part III

    Impressively, this might be the worst film ever made

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  • High Noon

    High Noon

    ★★★★

    I got to check a classic Western off my list with High Noon, so a big thank you to Amazon Prime for having a decent amount of interesting films to watch at any given time, even if their interface is trash.

    I'm woefully uneducated when it comes to classic cinema and the "Golden Age" of Hollywood, and as a result this was my first Gary Cooper film. I met his retired marshal Will Kane with no prior knowledge of what…

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★★

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

    Sally Hawkins fucks the fish-man, and the first person who finds out reacts with genuine curiosity wondering how it worked as opposed to shock and horror, so if that doesn't tell you what you need to know about this wonderful, heartfelt, very sweet movie then it probably isn't going to be for you.