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  • Creep

    Creep

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There was a voice in my head telling me that "this can't cut the mustard, surely?". The suspension of disbelief is too big. Nobody would agree to film this obviously disturbed person after spending more than five minutes with him, right? But then I considered the culture of disconnected people these days. Our cameras, our phones, and our computers. They put up walls, and the make people lonely if they allow themselves to get too wrapped up in capturing a…

  • Delirium

    Delirium

    ★★★

    I enjoyed this. Here we get engaging performances from the leads, and a decent building of suspense throughout, on top of the constant mind fuck caused by questioning how much of what we're seeing is in Topher Grace's mind. There's also the added mystery about his past and what horrible thing he and his brother did that got him in a mental institution for twenty years and his brother in prison for life. Now that he's alone in his recently…

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  • Deadpool

    Deadpool

    ★★

    Remember "Shoot'Em Up"? This is that, with more jokes, and less smarts. From what I understand about the character of Deadpool (I've never read the comics) this seems pretty true to what that character is about. A fourth wall-breaking, super-powered anti-hero hit man. Outside of some of the jokes and performances, most of the plot is ho-hum, and the action scenes were competent, but only had real sizzle when they are set-ups for jokes. No doubt the hype train and the die-hard fans of this character will make this a "classic". This was fun, but I never need to see it again.

  • Brawl in Cell Block 99

    Brawl in Cell Block 99

    ★★★★½

    Wow. Unflinching brutality, and probably a better throw-back to pure exploitation than anything most more well-known retro throw-backs could ever hope to produce. Instead of trying to recapture that sort of low budget film from the 1970s, this film just is that sort of film, if that makes sense. It's not a recreation of a style, it just is a pure exploitation film. Grimy, mean, violent, driven. The only difference is that it has top notch production values and casting in its favour. Some of this made me cringe and it made me take notice. It's something. It's beautiful.