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  • Being There

    Being There

    ★★★★

    "Being There" has aged very well. It's dry and I mean that in the best way. I found everyone's gross misreadings of Chauncey to be funny and it was surprisingly enthralling as I eagerly awaited the possible fallout of his reveal.

    "Being There" gets a strong recommend and is kind of begging to be remade, that's how well it's aged.
    The only questions are what would modern day Chauncey's occupation be? I say it's clearly a vlogger whom only watches cone compilations.

  • Legend of the Mountain

    Legend of the Mountain

    ★★★★

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

    I can't say this had quite the same effect as "Touch of Zen" did, but it sure looked amazing and had quite a few standout scenes.

    The sex montage was simultaneously beautiful and slightly wtf in the best way. The battle between the Lama and Melody was fairly spectacular with cludsbof multi colored smoke and constant percussion cross cut with flashbacks providing a backstory for the players.

    Now I don't know if I got all the the themes or understood…

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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…