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  • Jungle Fever

    Jungle Fever

    ★★★★

    Although Spike Lee's movies already had a looseness to them, this is the first one that feels full-on messy and unfocused. And, while the final results are not consistent (I'd say this is like 2/3rds Lee at his best, 1/3rd Lee at his worst), that means this is also the first one of his movies that feels thrillingly unhinged in its creativity, the work of someone willing to try absolutely anything to see if it works.

    B+

  • Assault on Wall Street

    Assault on Wall Street

    ★★

    I'm not going to act like this is good, but it is the least bad Uwe Boll movie I've seen, and by a considerable margin. Basically a reworking of his Rampage series, and a major improvement in how it has a much clearer arc, and that arc feels more subversive.

    C-

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★★½

    There's a special type of movie, I've never really come up with a term for it, that's a perfect balance of being entertaining for both genuine and ironic reasons. I love these movies, and that is why I love "Batman v Superman: Donna Justice," a movie that is stupid and awesome in equal measure.

    (As a quick note, I've only ever seen the 3-hour cut of this film. I'm not sure I'd call it coherent, but it does seem like…

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★½

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

    I'm not sure I liked that the first act is basically a big fake-out; it wastes a bunch of time establishing characters and events that aren't important to the story, and the since the family turn out to not even be red herrings, you're left with 1/3rd of the film focusing on a bunch of fitfully amusing, broadly drawn comic stereotypes distracting from the central story.

    On the other hand, the central story is good fun: a comedic thriller about…