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  • The Little Hours

    The Little Hours

    ★★½

    The improv nature of this left it pretty flat and unfunny at times, although the jokes that landed we're funny.
    The performances were all very safe. Everyone appeared to be in their comfort zone playing archetypes they have perfected and ridden to stardom.
    And for all of humanity please end Dave Franco's career.

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    ★★★★½

    4k restoration. Started up with the Janus Films logo, so a Criterion home release seems inevitable to me. Everything in my old review stands, but I will float this.

    Laura's death may have been inevitable due to the diary, but "nice guy" James surely accelerated the endgame. Would Leland have caught her sneaking out that night if not for his obnoxiously loud dick with wheels? Could he have prevented her leaving after she got off the bike? Who knows, but…

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  • Throw Down

    Throw Down

    ★★★★★

    Sometimes you need to get thrown on your ass to learn how to get back up.

    Just completely resonatated with me on almost every level. I have yet to see the "Election" movies or "Exiled", but between this and "Running on Karma" I think To's genre benders surpass his crime/action flicks.

    The two standout scenes for me were the bar brawl and the eacape from the gambling house. The brawl reminded me of the climax of his most recent work…

  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★½

    Paper thin character development with cliche "authentic Vietnam era music". Movie splits the groups in two with Jackson's Ahabian group just a total bore. I don't generally dislike Hiddelston, but I couldn't buy him in this role. If it weren't for samurai John C Reiley there wouldn't ne a songle character moment worth caring about.

    Kong does have some impressive effects though. The rendering of Kong's fur was pretty mindblowing at times. The creature design was inventive, but I think…