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  • A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness

    ★★★½

    Chock full of gorgeous visuals with the feel of a Giallo produced by classic Hammer films. The acting and production is great across the board. The story unfolds at a nice pace, growing more and more crazy, and only stumbles a little toward the end. For a two and a half hour long movie, my biggest complaint is one scene where Verbinski uses sexual violence in service of titillation and lazy drama. A genre mainstay or not, it's real bummer…

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★½

    Surprisingly, it would be a lot of fun if it wasn't so boring and the main guy wasn't named Han Solo. This is the script and dialogue they reshot nearly the whole movie to salvage? Not either of the Kasdans' finest work by a long-shot. Also, did they try to save money on the reshoots by not lighting anyone? For a spectacle movie, this is ugly. Hell, for an independent, Dogme 95 movie, this has under-lit, muddy images. It's a…

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  • John Wick

    John Wick

    ★★★½

    Crazy action with minimal story. It plays out like the ultimate badass fantasy of a 13 year old boy that plays too many video games. It's entertaining but lacks the fun of Shoot 'Em Up by taking itself too seriously.

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★

    This one hasn't aged very well. The ideas and concepts are still engaging but man the dialogue is Star-Wars-prequel-bad in many places. Lots of awkward exposition and just flat performances. Trinity appears to be on quaaludes most of the time. I couldn't wait for most of the peripheral characters to be killed. Sorry if that spoiled anything for you but the movie gets better from there.
    The special effects are still cool but even there, a lot of rough matte…