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  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★★

    "Conceptually, Skull Island seems to pilfer and swap out ideas at will; numerous plot devices are replicated from Isihro Honda’s King Kong vs. Godzilla and the skullcrawler creatures that slink out of the underground vents were loosely based on a monster from the classic ’33 Kong. John C. Reilly’s jacket has a slogan similar to one on Kaneda’s jacket in Akira, and despite being PG-13 a character gets impaled by a giant spider which ends up looking like a scene…

  • Come and See

    Come and See

    ★★★★★

    "Occasionally the foreign press engages in prattle to the effect that the Red Army's aim is to exterminate the German people and destroy the German state. This is, of course, a stupid lie and a witless slander against the Red Army. The Red Army has not and cannot have such idiotic aims. The Red Army's aim is to drive out the German occupants from our country and liberate Soviet soil from the German fascist invaders.

    It is very likely that…

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  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    ★★★★★

    "After we've seen so many copies of something over so many years, we're not all experts who can stand before an original and understand it. It takes our breath away. Therefore, without the existence of copies, we wouldn't understand originals."

    -Certified Copy, 2010 dir. Abbas Kiarostami

    "The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea."
    -Jean Luc Godard, "Strangers on a Train," Cahiers du Cinéma (Paris, March 10, 1952).

    "the holy trinity of bitches!"

    as…

  • A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness

    ★★★★★

    "It is a cruel atmosphere down there, cruel and ruthless."

    "The body, love, death, these three are just one. For the body, this is the disease and exquisite delight, and this that does die, yes, they are carnal both of them, love and death, and thus their terror and their great magic!"

    - Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

    one of the countless details in verbinski's magnum opus is an aide reading a copy of the magic mountain before masturbating. the…