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  • Taste the Blood of Dracula

    Taste the Blood of Dracula


    Hammer enters the '70s with more blood, more boobies, and less Christopher Lee. This is a decent sequel in the Dracula series with some interesting ideas and a typically expressive visual style that overcomes a confused script and weak third act.

    Bored with the role and trying to avoid typecasting, Lee initially refused the part but was lured back after the film's American distributor balked at releasing a Dracula film without him in it. Apparently the character played by Ralph…

  • After the Thin Man

    After the Thin Man


    Disappointing follow-up mostly because Nick and Nora's hedonistic devil-may-care attitude is watered down like a cheap martini. The first film's rough edges have been sanded smooth (I'm not sure Nora even has more than one drink this time?) and the anarchic energy is missing here.

    That being said, this is still Powell and Loy (and Asta) solving crimes and being fabulously debonair. And this time they brought a young Jimmy Stewart along with them, which is never a bad thing.…

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  • Moonlight



    Don't believe the hype. Yes, it is important to tell the stories of marginalized people in this country, now more than ever, but that doesn't mean every film and every piece of art that does so deserves uncritical praise. The sheer existence of a film should not grant automatic reverence.

    Barry Jenkins is a talented filmmaker and, judging by some of his work here, he should have a long and fruitful career. But let's not pretend this film doesn't have…

  • Annihilation



    Giving this 4 stars more for its ambition than overall execution. That's not to say the film fails on any major level, but the script is quite uneven in parts and Garland sometimes falls back on telling instead of showing. The film is best when it focuses on mood and marinates in its strangeness and unease.

    Technically everything is quite brilliant, with Garland's expertly controlled visual style leading the way. The lucid dream-like world of the Shimmer is evoked with…