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  • Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris

    ★★★½

  • The Operative

    ★★½

  • The Sword and the Sorcerer

    ★★

  • Near Dark

    ★★★★

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  • Stickfighter

    Stickfighter

    ★★★★

    This unseen gem is amazing. I don't know how or why this vanished from cinematic history, but it's a real shame. It falls firmly into that sweet spot between legitimately solid action film and odd passion project. It's awkward in every way, and in all the right ways.

    But let's start with star and writer Kely McClung as DEA agent John Lambert. McClung is exactly what you want in this role: a guy with quality martial arts skills and a…

  • Attack of the Beast Creatures

    Attack of the Beast Creatures

    ★★★½

    My luck with tiny monster movies has been great lately!

    Attack of the Beast Creatures is populated completely by people who only appeared in Attack of the Beast Creatures. Written, directed, edited and produced by people who only worked on Attack of the Beast Creatures. It appears to be a pure, uncut labor of love...and I love it for that.

    The story's simple. Castaways from the shipwreck Obelisk wash ashore on an island that is infested with tiny little dolls…

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  • Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris

    Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris

    ★★★½

    The Gaos are back, and evolving at an alarming rate. Fortunately, Gamera's back to take care of this escalating threat. Unfortunately, Gamera's kind of a dick these days, wreaking utter devastation for every Gaos it destroys. Meanwhile, out in the country, a young girl plots vengeance on Gamera for the death of her cat, Iris...as well as her parents...by raising a floating squidsnail she found in the woods.

    Gamera: Revenge of Iris is a little slower moving than the previous…

  • The Operative

    The Operative

    ★★½

    Alec Carville (Brian Bosworth) has been trapped in a heavily fortified Russian "mental hospital" for 11 years before managing to escape into the clutches of Basil, the man who put him there. Basil wants Alec to do one more job, to impersonate American billionaire Felix Grady (Brian Bosworth) and intercept a painting which Grady just purchased. But when the real Grady shows up to receive his expensive bit of decor, all hell breaks loose and Carville will have to try…

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  • Near Dark

    Near Dark

    ★★★★

    Boy meets girl. Girl bites boy. Boy gets adopted into a cobbled together family of murderous vampires, roaming the midwest, living hand-to-mouth on whatever unfortunate blood bags happen to cross their path.

    Near Dark, on the surface, feels like a Stephen King synopsis, a vampire tale with its mythos tweaked just a bit, but instead of New England, it's transplanted to Tornado alley to give things more wide-open sense of desolation. It's a fairly simple, straightforward story told really well,…

  • Lupin III: The First

    Lupin III: The First

    ★★★★

    I know next to nothing about Lupin III and his crew, but this was delightful.

    The CG animation looks amazing, the score is awesome and the plot, while borrowing fairly heavily from certain other treasure-seeking films, takes away all the right lessons while retaining its own personality.

    That cool trailer (basically just the opening credits) didn't give away any plot details, so neither will I. When it's available in your area, and if you enjoy light theft-based entertainment, give it a chance.