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  • Evil Dead II
  • Near Dark
  • Robot Monster
  • Dawn of the Dead

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  • Wrath of Man

    ★★★½

  • Barton Fink

    ★★★★★

  • The Expendables

    ★★½

  • The Meg

    ★★★

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  • Wrath of Man

    Wrath of Man

    ★★★½

    Decent little heist flick! Statham’s still got it, he shines in roles like this where he gets to go a bit darker with it. Also Post Malone gets his head blown off. Not a value judgment on Mr. Malone, just a “huh how about that” moment.

  • Barton Fink

    Barton Fink

    ★★★★★

    Not the Coens' first masterpiece or even their second - indeed, I'm not even sure I like it as much as their first two masterpieces, Raising Arizona and Miller's Crossing - but it feels like they figured something out here, a cosmically dark comic philosophy that would remain part of their films from here on out. And yet it's truly a singular work. People (myself included) always say there's a lot of Lynch here, but this time, perhaps because I…

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  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake

    ★★

    Inherent Vice for guys in their 30s who have their Tinder age range set to 18-24

  • Barbarian

    Barbarian

    ★★★½

    Someone had to make the first great work of AirBNB horror. A really tightly controlled, nasty-minded good time for the first two thirds, including a very audacious tonal shift at the end of the first act. Can’t quite keep things up at that level for the whole movie, but this is certainly very confident horror filmmaking with a few tricks up its sleeve. Pairs well with Malignant in a conversation about 2020s neo-splatterpunk.