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  • Point Blank

    Point Blank

    ★★★★

    Arthouse brute force.

    Is he a ghost? If so, he's a damn tough one.

    Point Blank's psychedelic and ethereal take on the neo-noir revenge flick is delicious.

    The phenomenal editing and cinematography marry with marvelous sound design and color-coded costumes to create a sensory delight of mood and atmosphere wrapped around the fists and bullets.

    Lee Marvin is perfect as Walker, and though his character is generally regarded as one-note and single-purposed, I think this is a veneer, albeit one…

  • Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3

    ★½

    This movie is a total mess.

    The villain has no discernible motivation, barely any character, and basically just does whatever whenever.

    Tony Stark is dealing with PTSD...right up until he just isn't.

    There are themes about ISIS and how terrorists are often more harmful in their use by bad actors...right up until the terrorists aren't even real and those bad actors do their own thing without them.

    This is more than two hours. Why?

    Did we need five minutes of…

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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…