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  • Psycho

    Psycho

    ★½

    What the fuck is going on here? I'm tempted to check the "I've watched this film before" box.

    Remaking Psycho almost shot-for-shot with horrendous acting and the worst sound design ever (at one point the music is so obnoxiously high in the mix it feels like it's mocking the man speaking during the scene) was, as it turns out, a bad idea.

    Also: what's up with Vince Vaughn's ass in that one stair shot? It's fucking huge. Like, apple bottom blockin' out the fucking frame type huge. We had to rewind it to make sure we saw the angle Van Sant chose correctly.

    Seriously, why?

  • Predator 2

    Predator 2

    Danny Glover, Gary Busey, and Bill Paxton are the only elements of this film that aren't terrible.

    And even then, both the characters they play and the dialogue they have to work with absolutely are terrible.

    Paxton is ostensibly the comic relief, but his obnoxious character is painfully unfunny, not to mention underdeveloped.

    He's still better off than the other two in Glover's squad though. Maria Conchita Alonso and Rubén Blades turn in abysmal performances in their sparse screentime, exacerbating…

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  • 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…

  • 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…