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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★½

    "Joker" is beautifully shot, has a magnetic lead performance in Joaquin Phoenix and certainly isn't boring, but it's a bad movie. Sure, it's bad because of all the shoe-horned in Batman/Wayne Family stuff, but even if you were to remove all of that it would still be a bad movie. If you removed the pointless sequences with Joker's Hot neighbor down the hall (scenes that add up to nothing and contain a reveal that is not only thuddingly obvious from…

  • Child's Play

    Child's Play

    ★★★★

    What a blast! Every decision they made in updating this franchise was the right one. I never could've imagined I would watch a "Child's Play" movie and feel bad for Chucky, but here we are. Turning Chucky into more of a Frankenstein's Monster is a wonderful idea. Now, the movie builds a feeling of dread as you know that eventually, the toy is going to snap. And when he does snap, whooo boy do we get some over the top…

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★½

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

    I want to start by talking about the advertising for this movie. Warner Brothers has gone out of the way to keep secret and hidden the fact that Ryan Gosling's character K is a replicant. It isn't in any of the trailers, and they supposedly requested that critics keep it out of reviews. They do all of this despite the fact that it is the key thematic and narrative plot element of the entire movie, AND that it is revealed…

  • It

    It

    ★★★★½

    A spook-a-blast masterpiece. Making a grim and dark horror film about a child killing clown that also works as a crowd pleasing blockbuster can't be easy, but "IT" makes it look like it's no sweat. A large part of that is the cast. They have assembled a stellar collection of young kids, all of them distinct characters without ever become caricatures, and the scenes with them bouncing off of each other are a joy. Bill Skarsgard is able to recreate…