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"Favorite Films" are the last four I gave a 4.5/5 to.

Film criticism is simply knowing what you like, and being able to explain why. For me, that's…

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  • Tiger Claws II

    Tiger Claws II

    ★★½

    How are you going to make a sequel to a movie about a martial artist serial killer, starring Bolo Yeung and Cynthia Rothrock (and Jalal I guess) and only put the martial arts in the last half hour? Unforced error. Everything before that is a rather dull crime drama; even the attempt at a John Woo-esque gunfight feels stale. things start to get silly and goofy - in a good way - towards the end, but it's too little too late.

  • The Old Guard

    The Old Guard

    Watching The Old Guard inspires dozens of comparisons: it's a story about immortals like Highlander; it's a gritty direct-to-video action movie like the works of Isaac Florentine, Jesse V. Johnson, and Timo Tjahjanto; it's a comic-book superhero adaption like the films in the DCEU and MCU. None of these comparisons do it any favors. Instead, they serve to illustrate all the qualities that this film lacks, and in stark relief.

    The premise sounds like gold: an immortal band of warriors,…

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  • Hamilton

    Hamilton

    ½

    Coming into Hamilton, I expected to have the same opinion that I had when I originally listened to the soundtrack: that it's a corny hip-hop musical for dweebs who don't listen to rap. What I did not expect was to be subjected to a 21st century minstrel show, one that recruits the most diverse cast the Broadway stage has ever seen for a deep clean whitewashing of American history.

    At this point, every human being on Earth is familiar with…

  • Traffik

    Traffik

    Terriblk.