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  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat

    ★★½

    This movie SLAPS.

    For every thing this film gets right about the video game, there’s something else it gets utterly wrong. It nails some characters, i.e. Johnny Cage, Liu Kang, but completely neglects others. My boys Sub Zero and Scorpion were really given the short end of the stick. At least they got their costumes right.

    A shame, because this could have otherwise been a solid, badass video game adaptation. That said, this is probably the best and most faithful…

  • Pumping Iron

    Pumping Iron

    ★★★½

    A shame how Lou Ferrigno didn’t win Mr Olympia in 1975. That would have made this documentary the ultimate underdog picture.

    I really loved how this film leaned into the theatrics of bodybuilding. My favourite parts involved bodybuilders meticulously planning and rehearsing their onstage routine. Loved this aspect in The Wrestler, and I love it even more in this documentary. Sometimes fact can be truly be stranger than fiction. I just wish they leaned into it more. Bodybuilding is as much…

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  • Unsound

    Unsound

    ★★½

    I’ve been following Darious Britt’s channel D4Darious for quite a while now. I always appreciate his monthly technical tips for filmmaking which I try so fruitlessly to replicate. So as you can imagine, I was excited to see how his feature debut, Unsound, would turn out. Unfortunately, the original short film version of Unsound, Seafood Tester, didn’t prove very promising. If anything it was melodramatic and narratively incoherent. Sad as it is to say, this feature length version suffers from…

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★½

    I didn’t know they turned the Charlie Charlie Challenge into a movie.