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  • Young Frankenstein

    ★★½

  • Let the Corpses Tan

    ★½

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

    Tom, I really do believe that you are one of the last Action Film Superstars, and damn, this film beautifully and somewhat tragically works as a swan song for your career, and as a commentary on the film industry replacing real stunts with green screens and CGI. This movie (and Maverick himself) is a rebellion, a middle finger to those who would choose the easy way out while shouting "look! I'm going to prove that only I can do it,…

  • Evil Dead

    Evil Dead

    ★★★½

    While Fedé Alvarez's remake smartly avoids mimicking the original, Evil Dead is at its best when it's doing what made the classic, well, classic.

    This grim and serious take suffers from a poorly written first act with a bigger dump of exposition than me after my morning coffee, and my expectations dropped significantly throughout the first ~40 minutes despite the interesting withdrawal premise (which imo could have been utilized more). The remainder has flashes of greatness, mostly when people are…

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  • Malignant

    Malignant

    If Patrick Wilson doesn't show up in this I'll lose my shit

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★½

    More James Wan goofiness than modern giallo, this is an insane and insanely cheesy thriller. It lacks the scares so expertly executed in The Conjuring and Insidious, instead making a film that pushes a bizarre concept to the max. Dead Silence is probably the most similar movie to this that he's made, though his flamboyant camerawork and CGI-driven action sequences seem more like what we saw in Aquaman.

    The first act is bizarre - after the cold open ripped from…