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  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    What if Abraham was an impotent paterfamilias with a deflatable ego and Old Testament God was a petty, pasty-faced little asshole teenage boy. The five stages of fucked up. The heart only beats in the overture; after that, to paraphrase Dr. Ian Malcolm: lifelessness, uh, finds a way.

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop

    ★★★★½

    This film should open a rental service for the present-day studio system's unimaginative writers who are unable to conjure up a fascinating villain.

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★

    At least it's better than Man of Steel! I mean, that's something, right?

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    ★★★★½

    Aaaaaah, I loved it so! much! This is basically the Star Wars prequels done right: wonderful world-building, great use of digital apparatus. I was in straight from the opening scene, but when, in the middle of the movie - and in the middle of a long-ass detour which was unnecessary in relation to the main plot, but absolutely vital in relation to my enjoyment -, a certain indie darling actor suddenly showed up as a leering pimp to the beats…