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  • Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    ★★★

    This movie could have been so fucking brilliant if the first half was anywhere near as entertaining as the second half. It took way too long to get to the "movie making" part of the movie but once it got there Sion Sono slammed his foot on the accelerator and didn't let go. I had the stupidest grin on my face until the credits and I'd honestly recommend just skipping an hour into the movie. You won't miss any plot details you couldn't figure out on your own and you won't have to slog through the slow paced setup.

  • Shin Godzilla

    Shin Godzilla

    ★★★½

    Shin Godzilla was a great film and interesting starting point for Toho's return to the series, but it unfortunately focuses less on being a Godzilla movie and more on critiquing Japanese bureaucracy.

    First off, it was absolutely fascinating to get a look of how convoluted the inner workings of Japanese politics is and seeing how much red tape there is to make a simple decision. The scene where they have to convene a meeting to discuss what to talk about…

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  • ThanksKilling 3

    ThanksKilling 3

    ½

    $100,000.

    $100,000 was the budget for this film that was financed through Kickstarter and what I want to know is where all that money went. Not only is this abomination of a film easily one of the most unwatchable pieces of shit I've ever had the displeasure of seeing, but I get the feeling the director spent *maybe* $5000 of the money he was given and fucked off with the rest. Part of the charm of Thankskilling was how you…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★½

    Intense is the word that instantly comes to mind when thinking of Whiplash. Despite having a simple as hell premise there were so many moments where I found myself holding my breath without realizing it and this was mainly due to the incredible performance delivered by J.K. Simmons. Miles Teller was good but Simmons fucking owned this movie by giving us this intense animalistic character who terrifies the hell out of you.

    I've seen people criticize the underdeveloped side characters…