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  • Youth of the Beast

    Youth of the Beast

    ★★★½

    Especially when he’s crafting a groovy crime flick, Seijun Suzuki is one of the most dynamic filmmakers one could hope to watch. In almost anyone else’s hands, this would’ve been a slog. Instead, it’s gritty and cool. Highly recommended for people who love to watch a film’s main character get the shit beat out of him in nearly every scene.

  • Death Dimension

    Death Dimension

    ★★★

    CMC2021Week25 — Al Adamson Week

    It’s not a very well made movie, but it gets the job done. There’s relentless action. It should be noted that the fights are pretty good despite being filmed poorly. And due to the cheap and reckless nature of this kind of production, some of the stunts feel particularly dangerous.

    This thing is a mix of blaxploitation, Bruceploitation, and James Bond parasitism.  It’s exploitation gold! I love Jim Kelly in basically everything. Bob Minor is…

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  • The Lovers on the Bridge

    The Lovers on the Bridge

    ★★★★

    Toxic relationship movies can be frustrating as they rarely end in a sensical and satisfying way. But Leos Carax has crafted a film with enough elements of the fantastical and such heightened emotion that anything goes. 

    The film is grotesque and gorgeous in nearly equal measure. Binoche and Lavant give their all as they vacillate between sweet subtlety and crazed histrionics. It’s one of the wilder romances out there.

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★

    While it is better than the theatrical release (but not much better), it’s also unnecessarily twice as long as the theatrical release. That puts the two versions about even to me. Although if someone put a gun to my head and made me choose one to watch again, I pick the theatrical release just to get it over with sooner.