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  • Hocus Pocus

    Hocus Pocus

    ★★

    Probably one of those movies that you can only really love if you see it for the first time when you're young.

    This isn't awful, but it's not particularly good either.

    The ladies playing the witches certainly give it their all, particularly Bette Midler, whose screen presence is as impressive here as ever.

    Unfortunately, the children are all pretty hard to watch, and the voice acting for Binx is also a bit cringy, with a weird, overly statesman tone.

    The…

  • Braindead

    Braindead

    ★★★★

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

    Holy shit, this is fun.

    A labor of love for all that is bloody and silly, Braindead (or Dead Alive) is a gore-and-gag-stuffed roller coaster of insanity and hilarity.

    Its greatest strength is either the incredible effects or the schizophrenic and adrenaline-laced cinematography, which both combine to dazzle and disorient the viewer.

    Not only are the creativity and ballsiness of the events praiseworthy, even more impressive is the execution. A smorgasbord of options are employed to convey Peter Jackson's marvelous,…

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  • Quiz Show

    Quiz Show

    ★★★★★

    As I sit here, typing this, it appears that the next President of the United States will be Donald J. Trump.

    Why, you ask, is that relevant to this film?

    Because this film is about lies. At their core. The simple act of making someone think something that isn't true. They take different forms. In the film, the lies can be promises that aren't kept, they can be denial of wrongdoing, they can be assurances that what you're being asked…

  • 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…