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  • Escape from L.A.

    Escape from L.A.

    ★★

    I know Carpenter knows this is stupid, but it's like, "Okay, John. Good job, you made a bad movie on purpose."

  • Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

    Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

    ★½

    Woof. This was a chore.

    I'm hearing a lot of praise for the visuals in this film, and while I admire the texture and lighting work, the facial animation and physics just don't do it for me. This weightless, speed-ramped chaos is straight out of the Zack Snyder school of action filmmaking, and I could do with a lot less of that in my movies.

    I'm torn about the art design here. While I can dig the bold choices in…

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  • Dead Ringers

    Dead Ringers

    ★★★★½

    If this doesn't make you a fan of Jeremy Irons, nothing will.

    DEAD RINGERS proves to be one of Cronenberg's best, most thoughtful pieces. He weaves into this yarn a fascinating examination of dependency--both human and substantive--from the point of view of twin brothers (Jeremy Irons). His trademark body horror is still very much present but is hardly the point of this far more psychological tale.

    Bearing the burden of this story is Jeremy Irons doing double duty as Elliot…

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    ★★★½

    This movie is an audio visual Experience, for sure. This vibe can be hard to nail down without seeming overbearing. The pop culture references are window dressing; understanding them or not does not affect one's ability to enjoy the film's story and aesthetic at face value. I suspect we'll appreciate this film even more than we already do after READY PLAYER ONE comes out.

    I have to say that on this re-watch, it was really apparent to me how sort…