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  • The Equalizer 2

    The Equalizer 2

    The Equalizer 2 is the black Death Wish, and I mean that in the most insulting way possible. It is morally questionable, thematically confused, infuriatingly boring, shoddily made, and the only satisfaction I got is I only had to see it once.

    A sequel to Fuqua's 2014 snoozefest, we are again saddled with Denzel's Washington's character Denzel Washington, an oldhead who moonlights as a violent vigilante. I understand that in the television show these films are based on, the protagonist…

  • The Chinese Stuntman

    The Chinese Stuntman


    A cursory search told me this is one of the best examples of Bruceploitation, and since I had never seen one before I decided to start from the top. Perhaps if I had more familiarity with the genre, or the history of Bruce Lee, or how the Hong Kong film industry operates, I'd have more of an appreciation for what's here. It does seem a pretty acidic take on how the industry treats and values its workers, and there's some…

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  • Peter Rabbit

    Peter Rabbit


    Yo, what are they feeding these Kidd's movies directors in the UK? This is basically Paddington the Lesser; it does more work to appeal directly to children, but it is devilishly clever, genuine, and hilarious in its own right. Has a self-awareness that evokes Mel Brooks or... well, Bugs Bunny. An unexpected delight.

    EDIT: Apparently, the director of this is not British, and is indeed an American who has gifted the world with The McCarthys, Friends with Benefits, and the Annie remake. I guess you could say he pulled this one out of his hat.