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  • Unbreakable

    Unbreakable

    ★★★★

    It's so interesting to watch this in 2018 when superhero movies aren't just for, as the stereotype went, weirdoes in their parents' basements. This is such a slow-burning, secret superhero movie as a result of the time it was made.

    I haven't seen this since the early 2000s when M. Night Shyamalan was in his prime. I have to say, it holds up as a character study of an average dude finding out he's a superhero. Or, well, could become…

  • Destination Wedding

    Destination Wedding

    ★★

    Before Sunrise (mixed with Before Sunset and Before Midnight because of the cynicism) but written by someone desperately trying to be an amalgam of Linklater and Allen and failing miserably. I enjoyed the first twenty minutes of endless bickering despite the poor dialogue, but it got significantly worse after that.

    Keanu Reeves' delivery in this one makes me interested to see him in a Lanthimos film one day. He and Winona Ryder should do one together and we can all pretend this one didn't happen. *thumbs up* It's a plan!

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  • John Wick

    John Wick

    ★★★★

    What a solid, well-made, non-science fiction action flick. It gets down to the basics: basic plot, solid fight choreography, and--best of all--no sexploitation at any point.

    There are two women in this film, and they both remain fully-clothed. One of the ladies is an assassin and seen as an equal to our protagonist (Well, sort of. I mean, is anyone really John Wick's equal?), whose ending really was her own doing. The other is the dead wife, seen only in…

  • Total Recall

    Total Recall

    ★★★★

    There's a whole time period of sci-fi movies that I haven't seen. This inevitably leads people to stop whatever they're doing and stare at me to exclaim: You haven't seen this movie?!

    Yes, alright, I haven't seen this movie until now. I didn't even know what it was about, to be perfectly honest.

    This movie is that campy kind of sci-fi that came out of the '80s and early '90s, the kind I haven't really seen yet, and the kind…