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  • Mission: Impossible III

    Mission: Impossible III

    ★★★

    double j abrams again makes a competent film that doesn't really stand out at all, but it served its franchise right. he's like the ultimate franchise revivalist. also, turns out i remembered this a bit better than i thought... or is the plot almost exactly the same as the first installment? ... nah, my memory rocks. between Punch-Drunk Love and this, i'm beginning to think PSH should have been a staple on villianous roles.

  • Mission: Impossible II

    Mission: Impossible II

    ★½

    one word review: dated.

    undoes every single good thing about the original and replaces it with dull car-chases, explosions, over-the-top action scenes and yep, even more dated 2000's action movie clichés. if de palma made a neo-noir disguised as an espionage flick, woo made a loud and dumb action movie that makes it clear it's just that. amazing that this franchise actually survived this installment.

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  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★★

    The best episode of Narcos I have ever seen.

  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★★

    Some thoughts (it's late, I'm scared):

    - The soundtrack. Holy shit. Even better than It Follows in this aspect; in many others too.
    - The writing is this is better than most dramas. Let that sink in.
    - Fuck you, audiences of the world. Fuck off. Just go watch Annabelle. (please don't call me a prick if you didn't like The Witch, but please do if you laughed loudly at your screening)
    - Not since Eraserhead I've been so scared…