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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★

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

    This film IS horror.

    That doesn't necessarily make it good (although I think it is), but man, what else could be more purely horrific?

    Terror on physical, emotional, and psychological planes.

    Isn't that we want? Don't we come to a "horror film" looking to leave a bit scarred?

    The metaphorical/gesturing mental illness and grief angle may be a little loose, but that's probably for the best in a film this tonally broad.

    And I do think it's broad, rather than…

  • From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love

    ★★★

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

    Part of a series of reviews on every single James bond film in order

    A marked step up from the first entry, but not without its issues.

    From Russia With Love is draped in an impressive confidence, given it's only the second film foray into 007's ventures. Connery remains a wonderful presence, even reigning in his Scottish accent a bit more.

    The rest of the players do well, even if only some of them are attached to worthwhile characters.

    #3/Kronsteen…

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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…