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  • King of New York
  • Body Double
  • Crash
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  • Kill or Be Killed

    ★★

  • Deadlier Than the Male

    ★★★½

  • The Ladies Club

    ★★★½

  • High Risk

    ★★★

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  • Kill or Be Killed

    Kill or Be Killed

    ★★

    Ex-Fest Film #4: “Crazed karate cult classic.”

    Hails from South Africa, but feels closer to Turkish ENTER THE DRAGON. Severely unhinged - I mean, the opening credits to this tale of a clandestine Nazi karate tournament are literally projected on our hero’s abs - but never thrilling as an action movie at all. Want to check the sequel (KILL…AND KILL AGAIN!) almost solely out of morbid curiosity, but not before I watch SOME GIRLS DO (Ralph Thomas’ second Bulldog Drummond installment). [35mm]

  • Deadlier Than the Male

    Deadlier Than the Male

    ★★★½

    Ex-Fest Film #3: “Fun, B-grade Bondsploitation.”

    Campy, colorful and connected to the Bond franchise through it’s star, Richard Johnson (here looking bronzer than Connery in YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE), who was DR. NO director Terence Young’s first choice to play 007. That didn’t happen, of course, so Johnson’s stuck in this silly attempt at a franchise starter for insurance investigator Bulldog Drummond, hot on the trail of a pair of sexy assassins who are up to no good. It’s all…

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  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★★

    "I remember every meal I ever cooked. I remember every person I ever served."

    Went in expecting some sort of artier "JOHN WICK with a pig" bullshit, came out chewing (no pun intended) on an existential rumination regarding how people find meaning in a mostly meaningless world (only to often have it stolen away) with Nic Cage again proving why he's the most beguilingly idiosyncratic actor of any generation. Adam Arkin is also lights out with pretty much a single…

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★

    Lana Wachowski’s NEW NIGHTMARE (or DEJA VU). A meta reckoning with the franchise’s place in pop history that simultaneously takes the current IP-driven tent pole culture to task (not to mention those who’d demand/dissect a new MATRIX movie to begin with). At the same time, it’s another swooningly romantic, hyper-dorky auteurist work of live action anime that’s genuinely sweet, thrillingly violent, and undeniably corny/clunky. Folks are gonna be divided on this (I mean, duh, it’s a MATRIX sequel), but I, for one, loved every fucking second of it and can’t wait to go back.