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  • Game Night

    Game Night

    ★★★

    Not bad.

  • Dark Star

    Dark Star

    ★★½

    Would've gotten more out of this if I watched it high af in my college years. Watching it now and stone cold sober it's only real interest is as John Carpenter's "most expensive student film ever made". In that regard it is mildly interesting and intentionally humorous; much moreso than I expected actually.

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  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★★

    Stylish. Intense. Funny. Violent. Awesome.

    My only complaint is the opening scene is SO good, that I wish there was more like it throughout. But I don't think that counts as a criticism.

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★½

    I hadn't seen this since it first came out in theaters 6 years ago...

    Same as I felt then, this movie is TOO EFFECTIVE for me to really enjoy. The tension that builds in almost every scene and the violence that it typically culminates with are masterfully done, but I get the sense I'm not taking it in the way Tarantino intended. I *think* there's supposed to be cathartic moments throughout. I *think* there's a fair amount of comedic beats…