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  • The Lawnmower Man

    The Lawnmower Man

    ★★

    Review based on the director's cut-

    Adrift from the Stephen King short story, Brett Leonard basically unofficially adapts 'Flowers for Algernon' for the cyber age with decidedly mercurial results. The virtual reality simulator for the chimp is a precursor to Minecraft. The body cam on the helmet is bogglingly hilarious. No amount of insert shots can masquerade that it is a stunt double as the pistol-wielding hands.

    Jeff Fahey teeters on the brink of insulting, lumpen parody but he errs…

  • The Brides of Dracula

    The Brides of Dracula

    ★★★★

    Hammer Studios' follow-up to 1958's 'Dracula' is a nimbly baroque, gothic triumph. The thunderously operatic carriage ride through Transylvania instantly evokes a burgeoning tension. The hush over inn patrons to an outsider is a cherished mainstay. The castle provides a slithering sense of false security with a female baroness (Martita Hunt) and Greta (Freda Jackson), the laconic servant.

    David Peel is supremely lupine as Baron Meister feigns incarceration in order to lure his prey. Peter Cushing is such a sleek…

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  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★½

    ‘Logan‘ is a wistfully sobering, white-knuckle finalization to Hugh Jackman’s 17-year role as the feral soldier-of-fortune James Howlett which will undoubtedly become his signature role. In a breaking-the- 4th-wall approach with Stan Lee’s comic-book catalog, Wolverine critiques the printed word of his X-Men escapades and James Mangold presents a less deified, more graphic version of those adamantium yarns.

    If the wanton, overrated ‘Deadpool’ can be genuflected for anything, it debouched the flood gates for Fox studios to be daringly audacious…

  • Hubie Halloween

    Hubie Halloween

    'Hubie Halloween' is Adam Sandler's bovine, stratospherically unfunny vendetta against the Academy Awards committee who omitted his nomination for his tour-de-force performance in last year's 'Uncut Gems'.

    Systematically, between Canteen Boy, The Waterboy and Little Nicky, Sandler is pollinating a franchise of intolerably slack-jawed yokels on the spectrum. As per usual, Sandler has leveraged his clout for puerile celebrity cameos like Ben Stiller as a mustachioed asylum orderly with the flick's most dadaistic, juvenile line ("Pee-pee while you sleepy") and…