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  • Tusk

    Tusk

    ★★

    Not so much a "movie" as it is a big in-joke between Kevin Smith and his SModcast listeners, it's essentially the Angry Video Game Nerd Movie for Kevin Smith fans, except TUSK might like you to believe otherwise.

    Everything Kevin Smith has done outside of his beloved Askewniverse just feels off. Smith's old movies had a style of dialogue that had a distinct, charming signature to it that has since disappeared. I can't tell if the actors he works with…

  • Oldboy

    Oldboy

    The most bizarre, enjoyably awful remake since Neil LaBute farted in THE WICKER MAN's face with his pants down. The mysterious tension of the original film is replaced with an air of artsy, cartoon nonsense that makes this remake feel like a cartoon burlesque of Park Chan-wook's masterpiece. Everything that happens in the original is tackled like a checklist, and the look of the film is art directed into unintentional hilarity. The South African guy from DISTRICT 9 looks like…

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  • The Lovely Bones

    The Lovely Bones

    ½

    Rape and murder leads to a magical land of Yes album covers.

  • The Bad Sleep Well

    The Bad Sleep Well

    ★★★★★

    Kurosawa's non-samurai outings seem to get overlooked, as this film noir brimming with intrigue and corruption is among his best work, and that's saying a lot. Toshiro Mifune fills a suit and horn-rimmed glasses with his trademark intensity, dominating the screen with his drive for revenge. Watching it in the wake of the vile corruption that contributed to the Wall Street crash shows that this is a tale that remains relevant today.