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  • Dirty Work

    ★★★

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    ★★★½

  • Cry Macho

    ★★★

  • Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

    ★★★

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  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★

    In the words of Todd Howard, "It just works."

    With The Suicide Squad, Director James Gunn integrates his unique abilities to write a story riddled with bittersweet comedy like that of the Guardian films, alongside the crudeness he has instilled in earlier works, such with his first penned film Tromeo and Juliet for Troma, to create something entirely unique and special that we haven't seen from the superhero genre before.

    And, as with his 2010 film Super, he truly understands…

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★★

    To a T, Black Widow embodies the successful Marvel Studios 101 blueprint.

    It's as if director Cate Shortland awoke at 3 a.m. one night to see a Time-Life CD infomercial of Marvel Studios greatest hits for the very low price of $29.99 plus S&H and purchased it immediately.

    And by "greatest hits," I don't mean what works for these movies and what propels them to greatness, but rather all of the conventions we've come to expect from them, which we've…

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  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    ★★★½

    It's one of those movies you see every year that features a 10/10 performance, where the movie itself only merits a 6/10 overall.

    When the trailer for this film was released, I had already seen the documentary on which this film was based on. Which, in comparison to this, to me, seemed to have a much better grasp on what made Tammy Faye tick much more than the movie did in the end. 

    But this shouldn't come off as too…

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★½

    Director Jane Campion's take on the neo-revisionist Western is quite a fascinating one; I will say that.

    Campion's first film in 12 years is an unsettling character study that seems more preoccupied with depicting character development through the lens of significant philosophical overtones embedded in them than implementing their growth in the overt demeanor expected from a typical three-act structure that would typically come from another film like it.

    Because of this storytelling technique, the film is quite ambiguous in…

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  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★½

    What James Wan has accomplished here is a movie that is even more goofy than An Extremely Goofy Movie.

    And, in case you’re wondering, that’s a lot of goofy.

    It's a film that almost certainly will not appeal to everyone who watches it. But, for me, it has just the perfect amount of absurdity and self-awareness to stand out from the standard studio-mandated horror we see nowadays from them. 

    According to reviews, most of those who critique this picture are unaware of the foregrounds…

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    ★★★★

    Lord have mercy but did John Krasinski knock it out of the park with this one.

    It's ultimately one of those rare sequels that goes on to outperform the original in practically every single way.

    What did it for me mainly was Krasinski's decision to bring out the original film's survivalist component and simply go fully balls out with it here to an absolute fucking T.

    I mean, just the tension generated alone while watching one specific sequence involving the character portrayed…