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  • The Wicker Man
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  • Rampage

    ★★★

  • Rapid Fire

    ★★★½

  • Under Siege

    ★★★★

  • Ulzana's Raid

    ★★★½

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  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★

    It takes a very special film to leave you stunned in your seat whilst the credits roll, collecting your thoughts in the dark, not quite ready to rejoin the outside world. With a plot that’s relatively simple, and a brisk ninety minute run time "You Were Never Really Here" provides quite the gut-punch. Joaquin Phoenix plays Joe, a bearded shuffling monolith with a performance that challenges the audience, provoking fear, sympathy, and condemnation in equal measure.

    Matching the subtleties of…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★

    The title says it all: Quentin Tarantino has made his own version of a fairy tale, full of archetypes and staples of the children’s stories we were read at bedtime. The valiant heroes, the evil villain, and the journey everyone must take to receive their just deserts – all of it is blended smoothly into a terrific-tasting mélange with his unmistakable flair. However, this is a different side of Tarantino we’re seeing here, as it’s a more introspective. Yes, his…

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  • Rampage

    Rampage

    ★★★

    Worth watching for a giant monster mayhem third act, just don't look too hard for logic.

  • Rapid Fire

    Rapid Fire

    ★★★½

    Hard to believe that "Rapid Fire" turns 30 this year. A product of a bygone era when an unquestionably B-action-film could not only get a theatrical release, but become a big enough hit on VHS that a major studio would consider making a bigger budget sequel.

    Brandon Lee showed great promise. His charisma and good looks would have insured a long career in small action films at least. This film is the best showcase for Lee's fighting ability. Lee also…

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