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  • Narcopolis

    Narcopolis 2015

    ★★★ Watched 21 May, 2016

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

    Narcopolis tells the story of a cop in the near future tracking down the source of a new street drug and uncovering a nest of corruption in a world where most drugs have been legalized. There's some weirdness at the beginning that's pretty jarring before the film flashes back twenty years earlier to the main story of Frank, the cop who's also a recovering addict, played convincingly and sympathetically by Elliot Cowan. It's a dark futuristic crime noir thriller, and…

  • The Keep

    The Keep 1983

    ★★½ Watched 06 May, 2016

    Atmospheric supernatural thriller about a group of Nazis that take a defensive position in an old Romanian keep but end up unleashing a force of evil. The performances here are pretty decent, with Ian McKellan as an ailing Jewish scientist summoned to decipher some ancient runes, Gabriel Byrnes as an asshole SS officer, Scott Glenn as some weird otherworldly superhero and Jurgen Prochnow as a "decent" Nazi officer who only wants to save his men from the strange force that's…

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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2014 1

    While a lot of people seem to be down on the first Captain America movie, I actually enjoyed it quite a bit and was pretty interested to see the next entry in the franchise. The Winter Soldier is nothing less than a relentless action thrill ride with a heavy dose of intrigue thrown in. You can't say anything about this before recognizing how amazing the action setpieces are choreographed and shot - I've seen enough action movies to be jaded…

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla 2014

    ★★ Watched 23 May, 2014 1

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

    After the dud that was 1998's Godzilla (which I've seen but admittedly don't remember much about), I was understandably leery about another reboot of the classic Japanese mega-monster franchise. But the trailers promised something interesting - a dark modern monster movie that just might live up to the hype. Turns out I should have listened to my gut the first time around.

    The first warning sign is when Bryan Cranston, who is a tad hammy but is nonetheless the most…