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  • The Cloverfield Paradox

    The Cloverfield Paradox

    ★★

    LOL. Just watch Sunshine instead.

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★

    I wouldn't say that I'm inherently opposed to Yorgos Lanthimos's cold, stilted style -- I did enjoy The Lobster -- but this is just tedious nihilism.

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  • Deadpool

    Deadpool

    ★★

    Yes, it's violent and vulgar, but it's not nearly as clever or revolutionary as it seems to think it is. I think if a movie wants to subvert tropes, it should actually, you know, SUBVERT them, not just call attention to its own use of them ('Look, we've got a hot damsel in distress!' 'Look, we've got a generic British villain!' 'Look, we've got a superhero landing!' etc). Also, I guess I just don't find dick jokes as funny as everyone else does apparently.

  • 28 Days Later

    28 Days Later

    ★★★★

    Hoop-Tober 2.0 Film #3

    "I promised them women."

    Quite possibly the most terrifying sentence I have ever heard in a film. And that is why I love horror movies like this -- because the true horror lies not in what the monsters do to people, but in what normal people choose to do to each other. After all, the infection here is just that: a disease. It has no agency, no motive. But people do. They choose to deceive, to…