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  • The Night Comes for Us

    The Night Comes for Us

    ★★★★

    This might just be the most violent movie I've ever seen. There are so many stabbings, slicings, shootings, decapitations, defenestrations, burnings, breakings, and geysers of blood that I could only shake my head in wonderment through most of the movie's two-hour runtime. Where do we go from here? Wow.

  • In Bruges

    In Bruges

    ★★★

    There's a good movie hiding in here, but it's obscured by a whole lot of toxic masculinity bullshit that has aged poorly over the last 10 years.

  • The Raid

    The Raid

    ★★★★

    I love that all the setup they need for this movie is a bunch of dudes in a van talking about how they're on their way to a raid, and then the raid starts and it's just an hour and a half of non-stop gratuitous violence. This might be the most efficient action movie of all time. It's just amazing.

  • Carrie

    Carrie

    ★★★★

    Pretty good once you get past about 10 minutes of male gaze at what are ostensibly naked high schoolers. Thank goodness this was one of those movies where all the high schoolers are in their mid- to late-twenties.

  • Train to Busan

    Train to Busan

    ★★★½

    This movie does a good job of capturing the anxiety I feel whenever I ride a train.

  • Under the Shadow

    Under the Shadow

    ★★★★½

    I kind of expected this movie to be too artsy to be scary. Instead, it was just the right amount of both. Under the Shadow is a truly unique and horrifying movie, the closest analogue to which in American films is The Babadook. My only real complaint is some not-so-great CGI, but that's a minor gripe. Overall, it's well worth a watch.

  • XX

    XX

    ★½

    I thought surely I'd like at least one of the short films in this anthology, but it turns out nope.

  • The Purge: Anarchy

    The Purge: Anarchy

    ★★★

    Better than the first movie, but still so laughably heavy-handed that it borders on self-parody. And yet, it somehow still makes more sense than our actual current political climate, so three stars.

  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★½

    Looks great, sounds great, is definitely culturally problematic.

  • The Purge

    The Purge

    ★★½

    Good try at a sociopolitical theme, I guess? But, uhh, this movie is grade-A dumb.

  • Blade of the Immortal

    Blade of the Immortal

    ★★★½

    This movie basically puts a cap on samurai revenge epics. Where else can a genre go after Miike has taken it to its bloodiest possible extreme? Like most samurai revenge epics, it's overly long with uneven pacing, but it's also pretty damn fun.

  • Paterson

    Paterson

    ★★★★★

    Maybe Jim Jarmusch will eventually make a movie I don't love, but this isn't it. It's exactly the movie I needed to see at this time in my life, for reasons I won't get into because spoilers.