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  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

    Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

    ★★★★

    "Keep the change, Bob."

    There's a time to love, there's a time to hate and there's a time to explore Sam Peckinpah's filmography. The Wild Bunch was great, this other Western pearl equally distinctive and about as exceptional with its involving and morally faceted character relationships, portraying legends I knew by name from the pages of gunslinger history, but not so much by individual traits and side-switching backstories. Add music and a rare personal appearance by Bob Dylan in a…

  • Kill Switch

    Kill Switch

    ★★★

    Hardcore Henry meets The Upside Down meets The Cloverfield Paradox meets The Upside of Low Expectations.

    Not bad for a derivative, non-playable FPS game, which ironically has its sci-fi basis in a copied universe.

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  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World

    ★★★★

    God creates dinosaurs

    God destroys dinosaurs

    God creates Steven Spielberg

    Steven Spielberg creates dinosaurs

    Dinosaurs inspire man

    Man destroys God

    The Indie-to-Hollywood Conversion Factory creates Colin Trevorrow

    Colin Trevorrow reverse-engineers a beloved childhood favorite and puts most of the pieces back in a satisfying, nostalgic and highly entertaining fashion, if also neglecting the importance of character and the great, oh-so-great value of Goldblumian acting capabilities.

    Second-rate writers inherit the earth

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    ★★½

    The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the funky air of my local HFR theatre.

    Much that once was is lost, for no director now lives who remembers its subtle epicness.

    It began with the forging of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the great feels that followed.

    Three feels were given to the Elves; immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings.

    Seven to the Dwarf…