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  • Serial Mom
  • The Way of the Gun
  • The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights
  • The Sadness

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  • Frankenstein

    ★★★½

  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    ★★★½

  • Tommy Boy

    ★★★½

  • Uncharted

    ★★★★

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  • The Sadness

    The Sadness

    ★★★★★

    "You are just like me. Violent and depraved."

    Yeah, let's just get this out of the way upfront... The Sadness is definitely not for everyone. This started giving me Inside, Martyrs and A Serbian Film vibes a half hour in and it's essentially the made-by-a-competent-director version of Rape Zombie: Lust of the Dead. It's not the least bit juvenile. It knows what it is, what it's doing and just how to do it. It's not winking at you. It's not…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★★

    "What the hell is this? Good cop, bat-shit cop?"

    The Batman is unlike any superhero film that I can remember ever seeing. Darker than even Watchmen, it feels very much like Se7en with more than a pinch of Zodiac for flavor. Matt Reeves was undoubtedly inspired by David Fincher as was Paul Dano, in particular, in his role as The Riddler. Whether that's a good or a bad thing is something that we all have to sort out for ourselves.…

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  • Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    ★★★½

    I was pleasantly surprised to find this version of the Frankenstein tale on Arrow's disc of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as a bonus feature. It looks and sounds so much better in 4K than it did in the YouTube video I watched ages ago.

  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    ★★★½

    "What kind of people is it in which I am comprised? Good people? Bad people?"
    "Materials. Nothing more."
    "You're wrong. Did you know I knew how to play this? From which part of me did this knowledge reside? From this mind? From these hands? From this heart? And reading and speaking. Not so much things learned as things remembered."
    "Slight trace waves in the brain perhaps."
    "Did you ever consider the consequences of your actions? You made me and you…

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★½

    "Why you pursue something is as important as what you pursue."

    Jake Gyllenhaal is creepiness personified in the character of Louis Bloom. He shares a number of personality traits with a certain Travis Bickle, but Lou learns fast. He does the research. He knows just enough to make himself very dangerous. To the people he works with. To the people he films. And to anyone who might get in the way of him getting his story. Even the story is…

  • Brand New Cherry Flavor

    Brand New Cherry Flavor

    ★★★★½

    "This bitch just puked a cat!"

    Oh, my god, Brand New Cherry Flavor is the kind of limited series that I'm down with. Witches, Hollywood douchebags, feral cats chowing down on coyote corpses and kittens getting thrown up almost once an episode, what more could I want? I liked Rosa Salazar before, but I have a newfound respect for her now and Catherine Keener is fantastic as the witch who reminds me just a tad too much of my aunt who passed this past May. If you have any interest at all in half of what I review on here, check this puppy out.