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  • Blood Quantum

    Blood Quantum

    ★★★½

    One of the few horror films about societal issues that actually does a good job of weaving its message into the fabric of the story instead of seeming like a patch that was sewn in at the last minute.
    Blood Quantum is the story of a zombie outbreak in the heart of Red Crow territory where a local chief (of police) played by Michael Greyeyes has to contend with two sons who are various degrees of delinquents just as the…

  • The Loved Ones

    The Loved Ones

    ★★★½

    Girl has crush on boy.
    Girl asks boy to prom.
    Boy is already going to prom with other girl.
    Girl has father kidnap boy and ties him to a chair in their kitchen while they torture him.
    As one does.

    Well shit.
    Was not expecting it to be so brutal and actually kind of thought it'd be a dark comedy based on the premise.
    I'm not a fan of torture porn and this came really close to being unwatchable for…

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  • Fear in the Night

    Fear in the Night

    ★★

    The worst of the noir tropes used in the worst way all wrapped in one convenient film.
    Way too much narration, to the point where the lead was basically saying what he was thinking as his character on screen was showing the emotions he was talking about feeling, there was very melodramatic music, a woman who had no character other than "love interest to man" and one of the more bland villians I've seen in any film.
    Vince (DeForest Kelley)…

  • Dangerous Liaisons

    Dangerous Liaisons

    ★★

    Producer: I've got this great movie about French aristocrats in the 1,700's and one of them just seduces the hell out of women.

    Studio exec: Sounds great! Which young, sexy heartthrob will play the lothario?

    Producer: John. Malkovich.

    Studio exec: Uh, what?

    Producer: Oh yeah. Glenn Close, Michelle Pfeiffer, Uma Thurman, they're all hot for him. Corsets dropping left and right.

    Studio exec: That sounds both unbelievable and terrible. Could we pick someone, I don't know... hunky, or perhaps, French?…

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★

    Nolan: I'm going to make an incredibly complex film about reverse entropy, the future sending technology back in time, temporal pincers and a secret mysterious group that requires a lot of thinking to try and make sense of these very difficult concepts.

    Also Nolan: "Don't try to understand it, feel it"

    Ever wonder what Primer would look like with a $200,000,000 budget?

    This is the best and worst of Christopher Nolan exemplified in one film.
    Great spectacle, beautifully filmed, grand…

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★★★

    “He did that, but that ain’t all he did"

    Sometimes a film will come along and remind us that no matter how much progress we think we've made, we still haven't moved that far forward and we need only look to the past to show how little actual positive change has happened at a systemic level in how Black Americans are treated and thought of in this country.
    This is one of those movies and the parallels it drew from…