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  • Resident Evil: Extinction

    Resident Evil: Extinction


    Essentially a zombiefied, Max-free precursor to Mad Max: Fury Road, with clunkier camerawork and more downtime.

    The beginning and end of the film, and a plot twist involving clones, fascinated me a lot more than the main plot, which feels like an Episode more than a development.

    This is way more fun than the second film, and probably around as good as the first in a different way, but it breaks no actual new ground, preferring to have a decent amount of fun treading water instead.

  • Crocodile Tears

    Crocodile Tears


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

    An extremely offbeat but also extremely sour film about a self-hating gay man who makes a deal with the devil to reverse his HIV-positive status.

    This is fascinating to watch but also excruciating. It's definitely creative, especially on a clearly really small budget, and I have no doubt that it's accurate in depicting the main character's emotions. It just exists in a thorny place where much of it is really unpleasant to watch.

    Most of the first half is truly…

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  • What We Do in the Shadows

    What We Do in the Shadows


    "Yeah, some of our clothes are from victims. You might bite someone and then, you think, 'Oooh, those are some nice pants!'"

  • Whiplash



    Excellent, riveting film. Feels like Hitchcock made a Jazz Musician Psychological Drama, but slicker, wound even tighter, etc. Most intense movie theater experience of 2014 so far. Feels like a Best Picture Front-runner, to me anyway. Only con: Its early, sudden ending feels like a cop-out.