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  • Dig Two Graves

    Dig Two Graves

    ★★½

    49/100

    A.V. Club review. Form 8, content 3.

  • X-Men: The Last Stand

    X-Men: The Last Stand

    ★★½

    48/100

    Despite multiple assurances that Logan doesn't require detailed knowledge of all the preceding mediocre-to-terrible X-Men movies, I feel obligated to sit through them. It's a sickness. (I also rewatched X-Men and X2 at 3.25x, with subtitles, because I barely remembered anything about them.) True pain is presumably still forthcoming, but Last Stand isn't so bad—there's some godawful "quippy" dialogue, and a bunch of useless mutants (I don't even understand what Colossus' power is, honestly, and Juggernaut needs some comprehensible…

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  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    ★★

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

    40/100

    Fuck, the Hunger Games are back. In a war.

    "Sir, the rebels are approaching. What should we do?"

    "Trap them in a courtyard and flood it with lethal oil."

    "What if they run to higher ground? Do we have enough murder oil to ensure that they're all killed no matter what?"

    "No no, let's give them a sporting chance. If they elude our oil for a minute or so, we'll let it recede and they can just continue toward…

  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★½

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

    83/100

    Second viewing, no change. Having now professionally reviewed this film four times (for The Dissolve from Cannes, and then for the A.V. Club, the Nashville Scene, and the Las Vegas Weekly), I thought I had nothing left to say, especially since I made a point of addressing the most common criticisms. But since a bunch of folks are praising Adam Nayman's takedown for Reverse Shot, let me quickly address a few of his points.

    “I have to know,” Kate…