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  • The Bad Batch

    The Bad Batch

    ★★★½

    A collage of ideas and genre film tropes, less of a cohesive whole and more of an abstraction of characters colliding in provocative ways. Mileage will vary wildly on whether that is what some look for in a movie. I think the performances are quite fantastic, the soundtrack is razor sharp (upholding the expectations set forth AGWHAAN), and it's a beautifully shot movie. It feels as though the sum is less than its parts, however I appreciate the parts it brought to the table. Much of the film continues to linger with me, continuing to savor it.

  • Beatriz at Dinner

    Beatriz at Dinner

    ★★★

    While the movie had my interest throughout the runtime with magnetic performances by Hayek, Britton, and Lithgow it didn't quite come together. Beatriz (Hayek) is an unexpected late addition to a dinner between well-to-do land developers who are greatly lacking in moral fiber or empathy. These ideals, or lack thereof, crystallized in Doug Strutt (Lithgow). During the movie I couldn't tell how many of Beatriz's quirks as a spiritual healer were played for laughs or sympathy. That tonal ambiguity of…

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  • Grabbers

    Grabbers

    ★★★½

    Feeling like a throwback to a horror classic such as The Blob, Grabbers trades in suburban America for a small Irish town and gelatinous alien for copious tentacles. The twist the townsfolk discover to aid them in their struggle: the aliens, Grabbers, aren't keen on alcohol-tainted blood. Easiest way to solve that: get turnt before the fight.
    The effects spent bringing the critters to life was satisfying and the gore is enjoyably over the top. Also like the horror movies…

  • Prevenge

    Prevenge

    ★★★½

    Alice Lowe's sense of jet-black humor is at a speed I am definitely down with. In short Prevenge is a movie about a pregnant woman (Lowe, wrote/directed/stars!) who is driven to homicidal activities by her unborn child. With an excellent score by Toydrum, Prevenge is a horror movie with a fair bit of laughs sprinkled amongst a decent body-count. Most encounters highlighting unsavory sexist behavior women are subjected to, making some kills have a particular sense of satisfying twisted justice to them.