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  • A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness

    ★★★★★

    Best Hammer horror movie in 40 years. Weird and gothic.

  • King Kong

    King Kong

    ★★★★½

    Love it. The original is charming, but Jackson's version tops it with better characters (especially Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow), thrilling action, and most of all: a heart-breakingly relatable monster.

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  • The Prestige

    The Prestige

    ★★★★

    Long past the point where the twists surprise me, I love the themes of mystery and devotion to craft. Especially how those themes intersect and become devotion to maintaining mystery about how one PERFORMS one's craft. We live in a largely transparent world and that's mostly a good thing, but some secrets are worth keeping to preserve the magic.

  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad

    ★★★★

    There's some extremely sloppy storytelling around a major plot point, which is laughable, because they actually show it twice and neither time could I tell what the heck was going on. But except for that, I had a pretty great time.

    Went in with pretty low expectations and ended up enjoying most of the team quite a bit. I especially like Deadshot, Harley, and Diablo, but Killer Croc also gets a nice story arc. I was disappointed by how little…