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  • The Witch

    The Witch 2015

    ★★★ Watched 11 Jun, 2016


    There is something skeevey going on in basically every scene, which is testament to Eggers' control of atmosphere, but it starts to become oppressively self-serious, and this quickly curdles into campy nonsense by the end.

  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    X-Men: Apocalypse 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 05 Jun, 2016

    It's fine for the most part, but it is hard to get too excited over the story of a blue recruiter teleporting from place to place trying to sign up talent. Just email, dude.

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  • Battle Royale

    Battle Royale 2000

    ★★★★★ Added

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A victim of people ignoring the "Don't judge a book by its cover" cliche, this is a vital, paradoxically life-affirming splatter film with a stong eye for absurdist detail. It's high school with Uzis and exploding neckbraces.

    It's probably best to start with the facts, address the rumors. Yes, it's about 44 young Japanese high schoolers, placed on a remote island and forced to hunt each other until only one is left alive. Yes, it's violent and very bloody. Yes,…

  • Redbelt

    Redbelt 2008

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Feb, 2013


    The final two minutes, basically, really really annoyed me, and rudely splashed water in the face of my burgeoning "Holy shit this is actually pretty damn good for what I assumed was just going to be your typical Karate Kid template underdog fight picture, but with a lot more fucks, double-crosses and Rebecca Pidgeon" excitement.

    But the rest of it is aces. Clever plotting keeps the wheels well hidden, covered by looser scene construction (like the gun accident, with…