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  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★★

    Delightful, technically accomplished, sweet-natured and exciting. Some slow moments where it felt like the plot was sidetracked for the sake of appealing imagery, but when the film looks as good as it does, the few slow moments hardly matters.

  • Burial Ground

    Burial Ground

    ★★½

    It's really not good. It's really hard to recommend. But if you feel like you've seen every other zombie movie out there, and if you want to laugh your head off at some low-budget Italian garbage, this one's for you. I can't say I didn't have a good time watching it, but make no mistake: it's shit.

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★½

    I'm not saying this isn't a great movie, but...there's a hell of a lot of exposition in it. Any time Toni Colette explains anything to Gabriel Byrne on-screen, it feels like "here's what you missed if you went to the bathroom during the previous scene." Great, scary imagery abounds in this movie, the concepts are essentially excellent, and there is some directorial virtuosity on display, but there's an apparent clumsiness to the script which, I felt, undercut a lot of the tension that was otherwise present. It's a good one, but...I left feeling a little underwhelmed.

  • G.I. Samurai

    G.I. Samurai

    ★★★★★

    One of the strangest, and most unforgettable, movies I've ever seen. Anything that has time travel and Sonny Chiba shooting a boat while hanging off of a helicopter has got to be considered a masterpiece, if only for this particular combination of elements. Not to mention the CRAZY soundtrack.