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  • The Return of Swamp Thing

    ★★

  • The Incredible Hulk Returns

  • Bartleby

    ★★★

  • A Farewell to Arms

    ★★★

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  • The Return of Swamp Thing

    The Return of Swamp Thing

    ★★

    "Is there a Mrs. Swamp Thing?"
    "No, I'm a bachelor."

    Right off the bat, this film let's you know in no uncertain terms that it won't be taking itself seriously and it doesn't care. Of course, you can have a lot of fun with this as a low-budget B-movie, a barely-attempted popcorn flick. It felt like the filmmakers made it up as they went along, and it certainly appears they had their fun with it.

    Of course, if you're looking…

  • The Incredible Hulk Returns

    The Incredible Hulk Returns

    "The wrath of God in a bottle."

    This is somehow exponentially cheesier than the dated television series that spawned it. The plot was less than uninteresting, and the filmmakers lazily wedged Thor into the story, but never tried to make the story work with Thor in it.

    Eric Allen Kramer seemed to be having a blast, though, and Bill Bixby again carried the final product as far as it could go. It wasn't enought, of course, as virtually every other…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    "There are no two words in the English language more harmful than 'Good Job.'"

    Complete and utter tour de force. This was one of my most engrossing, anxious, angry, and unflinching cinematic experiences in recent memory. J.K. Simmons had me ready to crawl under a blanket, and Miles Teller still managed to completely steal the show. I felt every percussive blow, every drop of sweat, and every harsh word.

    It's one of those films that I'll need to rewatch before…

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★

    The foundation for a great film was certainly here, but overall I found this to be a clumsy and graceless attempt at both satire and fashionable commentary. For starters, it tries to lambast everything; some of it works, certainly, but too much of it doesn't. Most of the jokes were at the expense of one political faction over the other, and in this way the film tipped its hand too much in picking sides, often delivering no more breadth of…