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  • Shogun Assassin 1980

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Sep, 2014

    A pretty magnificent orgy of violence, as far as orgies of violence go. Wu-Tang fans: try to watch it and NOT have Liquid Swords constantly playing in your head. Impossible.

    I guess I wish the ending was different, but a wish is only a wish.

  • Godzilla 2014

    ★★★ Watched 19 Sep, 2014

    There are two questions to ask about this, the second American attempt at remaking Godzilla:

    1. Does it work as a movie?
    2. Does it work as a Godzilla movie?

    The answer to the first question is "Well almost, except for the dull-as-a-bag-of-dull-rocks lead character, the absolute humorlessness of the film, and some pretty big leaps in logic." The answer to the second question is, "Uggh. No."

    Let's put it this way: you could entirely remove Godzilla from the movie…

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  • This Is the End 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Sep, 2013

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • The Act of Killing 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Jan, 2014

    An absolutely brutal film. The casualness with which the most horrible of atrocities are treated by their perpetrators is truly shocking, especially for the fact that those perpetrators are shown as they are: three-dimensional, conflicted human beings. It's a fascinating and appalling study in how the human mind can rationalize doing terrible things, up to a point at least.