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  • Tammy and the T-Rex

    Tammy and the T-Rex

    ★★★

    There's so much weirdness here, with a film that lives in an amped up looney tunes logic universe, swinging wildly from teen drama, splattery gore, mad scientist hijinks, and of course a giant ridiculous dinosaur puppet with Triumph the insult comic dog hands.

    I feel like the writer/director is trying to accomplish something positive by putting a gay black character near the center of the story, balanced with direct homophobic jokes made by the irredeemably shitty cops. But the writer's…

  • Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

    Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

    It's fun to see Brian Thompson chew scenery. The rest of the movie is a low-energy boring disaster that somehow chooses to use the good Mortal Kombat song in only the final fight.

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  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★★★

    Manic and violent and everything I want out of a breakup movie, with a central love story between a girl and a nasty breakfast sandwich.

    I wish it had been more explicitly queer, and the couple of times protagonists littered sandwich wrappers on the street without comment bothered me intensely, far more than the murderous violence.

  • Perú: Tesoro Escondido

    Perú: Tesoro Escondido

    Couldn't get past the seemingly never-ending segment about rich fit people surfing, which seemed more an excuse to film a lady in a bikini than anything about Peru. I did learn about the traditional boats that fishermen used, though. That was nice.