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  • Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Bram Stoker's Dracula

    ★★

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

    I understand why Van Helsing and Holmwood fell asleep in their own movie, I struggled to stay awake myself. A total snoozefest - slow paced and wooden acting. Who would have thought Jack Palance as Dracula would be boring? Sadly, the actor suppresses his amazing Palance-ness through most of the film. And why did Van Helsing and Holmwood stand idly by while Dracula recruited Mina - did Van Helsing forget he was holding a cross? Some interesting visuals (especially the final shot) but otherwise a disappointment.

  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★★★★

    Regardless of your take on creature features, Kong: Skull Island is a work of art. I'm not only talking about the stunning cinematography by Larry Fong, but the attention director Jordan Vogt-Roberts gave to the angles and composition of shot after shot. The film is fast paced without feeling too choppy. The soundtrack is a delightful mix of vintage songs and original score. The after credits scene doesn't add a lot, but stick around for it anyway. Good show!

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  • Buster's Mal Heart

    Buster's Mal Heart

    ★★★½

    The ending was too abstract for me, I needed a little more insight into what really happened. Otherwise, Buster's Mal Heart is an intriguing film that I find myself still thinking about after watching it. A compelling performance by Rami Malek and unique music choices add a lot to the journey. If you enjoy films that are well acted, look good, sound good, and have a contemporary message that isn't always spelled out for you, then Buster's Mal Heart will…