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    ★★★★

    Perhaps the smartest use of the “completely on a computer screen” framing device so far, and the second of recent memory (the first being the excellent SEARCHING) to do so outside of the horror genre. Tremendously well acted, with plenty of thematic richness to boot. The film commits to the bit extremely well, and the content makes the bit more than just a novelty. 

    I’m looking forward to hearing others’ thoughts on the lead’s shifting motivations throughout the story. I sense there will be multiple interpretations, and it will be fun to see where others land. 

    Full review coming to MovieJawn.

  • Saw III

    Saw III

    ★★½

    Jigsaw could definitely be one of the horrible bosses. 

    Also, he clearly had the money for better cancer treatment but nooooo, my man had to blow it all on remote control door locks, gigantic servos, abandoned warehouse real estate, and a team of construction workers who we never meet or see. 

    Not one of his Rube Goldbergian traps ever got jammed? Not one gear slipped? I don’t buy it. 

    Glad to see the trilogy end on an okay note, after which point no more SAW movies were ever made.

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  • Making a Murderer

    Making a Murderer

    ★★★★½

    Great season of true crime tv. Attorney Krantz fucks babies, I just know it.

  • The Intruder

    The Intruder

    ★★★★

    A new trash classic. Piles of terrible, bizarre choices on every level of production. The thing is, these choices are made in earnest by EXTREMELY committed people. Dumb as hell, but lightning paced and a fuck of a lot of fun. Super duper trashy in all the best ways. If this were shot on film and released in the 1970s, we’d all have a wonderful reverence for it. 

    The best kind of crap. 

    Dennis Quaid has 8-pack abs. 

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