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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant


    Ridley Scott's perversion of the Alien franchise into a deeply depraved fairy tale continues with Covenant, a film that doubles down so hard on the themes of Prometheus that it flips the table over and it falls on and crushes the audience.

    A blockbuster so bleak and grotesque that its nihilism is played off as a sick punchline. Not even John Denver is safe from its corruption.

  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword


    A bonkers combination of sword and sorcery silliness (complete with sea witches, giant elephants with wrecking ball trunks, tree people and mega-snakes) and Guy Ritchie's quirky montage and speed-ramped action aesthetic.

    Not quite the fantasy genre's equivalent of The Lone Ranger but it's in the ballpark.

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  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close


    DETECTIVE JOHNNY LOUD [Tom Hanks] slides into the passenger seat of the unmarked car holding a tray of coffee. Retired ex-cop and temporary partner RICK CLOSE [Max Von Sydow] reaches over from the driver's seat to grab his cup of joe.

    This better not have cream in it, knucklehead.

    Johnny rolls his eyes and then looks directly into the camera as if to say "do you folks believe this old coot?" to the audience.…

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained


    Bloody, cathartic and hugely entertaining. The editing seems a little off -- Sally Menke is sadly missed -- but it's easy to look past a bit of glut when you're watching Tarantino so effortlessly conquer yet another genre.

    Took off half a star for his Australian accent but put it back upon his appropriate exit from the film.