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  • Rodan

    Rodan

    ★★★½

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

    A fine kaiju eiga, Rodan does a lot of things right in the way of the monster, but slips - like many do - in the human aspect and in creating something truly memorable. Fortunately for all of us, Rodan's design in the film makes up for its derpy appearance on the official poster artwork, and it comes across as perhaps the most menacing kaiju in the early years of the genre—a threatening, destructive force of the ancient world. That's…

  • Tombstone

    Tombstone

    ★★★★

    It's not hard to understand why this is considered by many to be a quintessential Western. The ensemble cast is among the best I've seen in the genre and they all perform their roles well, especially Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell, and the underrated Dana Wheeler-Nicholson as Mattie Earp. Kilmer stands out as the sickly, profusely-sweating Doc Holliday, despite Russell's legendary Wyatt Earp being the focus. Their long-standing friendship is a vital and engaging part of the film, even if the…

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  • Conan the Barbarian

    Conan the Barbarian

    ★★★★

    Conan is indeed a fantasy/adventure film that can trade punches with the best of them; heavy on action and (surprising) gore, dense with stellar set and costume design, and featuring Arnold at his action-hero beefiest, it's an exciting film. The story is pretty plain, however, and the empty motivator of the King's quest makes for a conveniently contrived plot point rather than an intriguing one, but it's a solid revenge tale nonetheless.

    What the fuck is up with James Earl Jones's hairpiece, though? This is a legit criticism because I could not take the man seriously with that thing on his head.

  • Memoirs of an Invisible Man

    Memoirs of an Invisible Man

    ★★★½

    Not the John Carpenter film I really expected but an enjoyable film nonetheless. Memoirs of an Invisible Man's biggest draws are certainly the phenomenal, star-studded cast, competent director, and great adventure, but that's about it. There's not much to dig out of any real substance, but I'm sad to say that even the comedy isn't particularly great... so the action has to compensate, and it mostly does. Carpenter's other forays into the genre were very successful but generally either far…