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  • Team Foxcatcher

    Team Foxcatcher

    ★★★★½

    Fascinating look into the twisted, depraved mind of John du Pont. Relies heavily on a trove of home movie footage from the various wrestlers living on his farm at the time.
    Seems to gloss over the very immediate run-up to DuPont killing Dave Schultz, and, for better or worse, doesn't really delve into du Pont's potential motives.
    It's possible the filmmakers didn't know this, but Schultz's brother revealed that du Pont was involved in a horse-riding accident at age 30…

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★★★

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  • Scanners

    Scanners

    ★★½

    Film #2 of my Horror Marathon

    Brilliant premise and wonderful cinematography are ultimately wasted on Scanners. The "lead" (if you can even call him that) puts in one of the worst performances I've seen, reciting every line as if it is the first time he's ever said those words in that order. Which may actually be true, given how Cronenberg was forced to put the movie into production before the script had been finalized. He would spend the first 2…

  • Inferno

    Inferno

    ★★★½

    Film #3 of my Horror Marathon

    I'm on a huge roll watching movies that are visually competent and rewarding, but are lacking in other basic film criterion such as plot and characterization. Inferno fits that bill pretty nicely, featuring great cinematography on the streets of Rome and New York, as well as some amazing color work, but ultimately lacks the necessary plot cohesion to be a great piece of film-making. There is, however, also the added bonus here of an…