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  • Salem's Lot

    ★★★½

  • Occult

    ★★★

  • Five Fingers of Death

    ★★★

  • The King's Daughter

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  • Dreamcatcher

    Dreamcatcher

    There's a certain kind of writer/director who sees a premise like "anal slugs from outer space" and decides that, regardless of the source material, the concept can only ever be played for laughs and plants their tongue in their cheek during the adaptive process. Lawrence Kasdan is no such auteur.

    Lawrence Kasdan is an entirely separate breed, one who sees said premise and thinks they can weave it into a masterpiece. Not just faithful, but emotional. The audience will see…

  • Flesh + Blood

    Flesh + Blood

    ★★★★½

    The depravity of humanity and the fragility of society as expressed through one band of mercenaries. The decision to center Rutger Hauer's merry band of assholes is what makes this movie both unpleasant and yet totally engrossing, showing us how quickly they descend when untethered from their places in the world and lack anywhere to direct the anger and malice stoked within them; it explodes in every direction. Rutger Hauer is certainly handsome enough to pass for the hero of…

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  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    ★★★½

    Evolving as a Critic™ is still thinking this mystery is bullshit but no longer caring that much.

  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket

    ★★★½

    In a bid for an overarching statement About America, the rise of Mikey plays out alongside the 2016 election and the rise of Donald Trump. Though never directly referenced, we glimpse Trump’s billboards and hear his words on TV, as one media-entrenched quack is clearly meant to complement the trajectory of another.

    But most of these comparisons feel tenuous at best, as Mikey’s charismatic tactics resemble the burbling oafishness of the former President only in the broader strokes. Rather than…

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  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat

    It's interesting how this is practically restrained by the standards of modern Hollywood? Sure, this is still a franchise-starter that cost tens of millions of dollars helmed by a director who can be told what to do, but there's something almost quaint about watching one of these things with a comparatively low-profile cast and fights that, while a bit shit, aren't always relying on sheer screen-filling bombast. It's horrifically depressing now that I see it written out like this, but…

  • When They See Us

    When They See Us

    As far as Important Television goes, I don't wanna try to dissuade folks from watching this; it's a valuable story, and emotionally it largely does what it sets out to do. This is a moment in history people should know about. But there's a point where themes stop being expanded upon and then followed into new, related ideas in favor of just repeating and rephrasing, and I thought WHEN THEY SEE US crossed that point well before it reached the…