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  • Headshot

    Headshot

    ★★★★½

    Film Diversity Challenge
    Progress: 39/360

    Martial Arts
    Progress: 5/30

    This film did not let up from the first fight scene and is a ton of fun. I think my favorite part is that our hero wins his fights but not without struggling and taking more and more beatings along the way. He actually looks a bit more human because of this, because in later fights he's hardly standing up. The fight choreography is top notch and I appreciated the different…

  • Blood Tide

    Blood Tide

    ★½

    Dan’s Hoop-Tober Catch Up

    Progress: 31/107

    If this movie didn't have James Earl Jones in it, it would be an incredible disaster. But as it is, JEJ plays a chauvinistic explorer who cracks watermelons open by punching them and enjoys underwater cave exploration so what's not to like? It's a pretty slow-moving film unfortunately and we don't get to see the creature until 60 minutes in, and very quickly thereafter, you wish you hadn't seen the creature at all because it looks HORRIBLE. Probably not worth your time.

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  • Battleship Potemkin

    Battleship Potemkin

    ★★★

    Film School Drop Out Challenge - Week 5 - Movement - Russian Montage (1923-1934)

    A dramatized version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against their officers.

    I feel guilty, but I didn't really care for this one at first. I found myself bored and not particularly interested in the subject matter. But then I started reading about montage in general and trying to pay a bit more attention to how…

  • Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

    Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

    ★★★★★

    Film Diversity Challenge
    Progress: 30/360

    Martial Arts
    Progress: 1/30

    Why, oh why, did it take me so long to see this!? The term "perfection" gets thrown around a lot these days, but this without a doubt, is the perfect film, right? A near invincible protagonist who can literally punch through people. Multiple baddies with varying ridiculous abilities. A non-green version of the incredible Hulk. I guess this is kind of splatter martial arts, if there is such a thing. And while I'm not familiar with many films like it, I hope I can find some others, although there's no way it could outdo this one.