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Paul Schrader really is a weird motherfucker. "First Reformed" had its oddities but this straight up feels like Oliver Stone did a reconstructed remake of "The Color of Money" and added torture of terrorists. This was WEIRD. Narratively this was strange because Oscar Isaac is doing all of this for Tye Sheridan's future, and I really can't go into it without spoiling, but mainly my issue was that it's a poker movie until it decides out of nowhere to not…
"Just one time in your life, don't you wanna look like THOR?"
The better John Carpenter throwback this week compared to the ugly "Malignant", is Joe Carnahan's ode to "Assault on Precinct 13", which is a tense and hilariously gory comedic action thriller. While Carnahan's signature rugged sense of humor really shines through, some of the cliched subplots distract from the otherwise relaxed comical tone. It's unpredictable, and features some really terrific dialogue.
I'll admit the pacing could be a…
This is how you comeback.
Spike Jonze was a jarring choice to direct a comedy special, but his approach is 100% refreshing and Aziz is giving us his most honest, unflinching, intimate and hilarious special since "Buried Alive". I do agree that once he started doing the MSG special and writing that now doomed "Modern Romance" he admirably wrote, but people now despise because of his "allegations", he was getting a bit too persistent with his "feminist" viewpoint.
Greatest synopsis of all time.