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  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★½

    Memories of Murder is solid across the board: nice camerawork, semi-interesting editing, very good performances, etc.

    But it's not particularly standout at anything. I think this has been done better, both by Bong Joon-Ho himself in Mother and by Fincher in Zodiac.

    The pacing is sufficiently quick, but you'd be hard-pressed to call it "high-octane" at the 2 1/2 hour runtime.

    The writing is fine, but there aren't really great sections of dialogue.

    There are a few interesting themes at…

  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★★½

    Yes.

    FUCK yes.

    Finally!

    When I walked into the theater to see this, I passed ten posters on the wall, and I shit you not, EIGHT of those bitches were sequels, prequels, remakes, or spinoffs.

    Cinema is half-dead. And no, I don't think that's melodramatic. Because films like this are such a rarity that I'm absolutely shocked when I see anything in a theater that isn't a lifeless, heartless, devoid-of-virtually-all-meaning regurgitation.

    This is art. This has a highly relevant and…

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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

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

    That was the least interesting superhero movie I've ever seen.

    Not the worst, mind you. Maybe the second worst. But at least Catwoman runs under two hours and offers so-bad-it's-good entertainment.

    Infinity War is a bloated piece of empty, corporate garbage.

    This movie takes TWO AND A HALF HOURS to tell a story that could've been done in 80 minutes.

    The worst part is that roughly 75% of this is characters standing around talking to each other about what just…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★

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

    I don't think this is necessarily an outright bad film, but what the fuck is the point here?

    Is the point that war is hell? If so, this is obvious to everyone already. Films like Saving Private Ryan or We Were Soldiers depict the visual atrocity and gut-wrenching fear, pain, and confusion of soldiers much more viscerally and accurately. This is a bleached, PG-13 affair that seems content to shy away from the blood, the burning corpses, and the horrifically…