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  • Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

    Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

    ★★

    POSITIVE: I love myself some goofy fake splatter dished out by a dozen nifty looking puppets.

    NEGATIVE: Airless. Laugh free. A thousand hours of endless droning misery. There's a lot of gore, but it's disconnected from any kind of narrative or character, so it just kinda sits there, generating the excitement of a BEST AWESOME KILLS!!!! complication clip. It makes sense that screenwriter S. Craig Zahler loves August Underground type shit, because this is its Puppet equivalent. He's a great…

  • Shock Waves

    Shock Waves

    ★★★½

    I was too harsh the first time. This is a very well crafted slow burn spookfest. The water zombies are pure cinema.

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  • ManHunt

    ManHunt

    ★★★★

    John Woo's MANHUNT is the craziest film he's made since Hard Boiled. In terms of style, it may be the Wooiest thing that ever Wooed, a throwback to the kind of films he would toss off as a lark in the 80's, distilled to its barest essence, with a script seemingly made up as they went along (in classic Hong Kong style). The fact that it looks like every other crummy digital Chinese blockbuster, and is filled with badly accented…

  • Wolf Warrior 2

    Wolf Warrior 2

    ★★★★

    Insanely action-packed, hilariously melodramatic and dedicated to numbing you to the sight of innocent people being gunned down. Just when you think "They aren't going to kill any more African bystanders are they?" you get to watch fifty more retreating bodies brutally riddled with bullets.

    Moments later, Wu Jing catches a rocket with a bed frame.

    The Best Canon Film not made by Canon since OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN