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  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    The Bride of Frankenstein

    ★★★★★

    100


    "Love dead. Hate living."


    Following up the iconic 1931 film, The Bride of Frankenstein takes the concept of a sequel and makes the very best out of it. Right from the opening scene, it strongly hints at its self-awareness and its brilliance as it sucks you right back in, as you'd naturally want to know more about what's happened to the Monster.

    For those who may be seeing this for the first time, especially after viewing the 1931 classic,…

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  • Terminator: Dark Fate

    Terminator: Dark Fate

    ★★★★

    84

    "Fuck fate."

    It should be known for a fact that I've even liked all Terminator entries after the first two, but this was really good stuff and I was engaged throughout. I really don't get the hate in which this is receiving. The action sequences may get some heat for being too CGI compared to the first two entries, but they were framed really nicely in which I could follow, plus they had some actual creativity which made them…

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    ★★★★★

    100

    "I know now why you cry."

    Much bigger in scope compared to the 1984 original, James Cameron essentially expands upon The Terminator in which he changes it up in every way possible and yet still feels like a worthy successor to the original. While The Terminator had to earn my ever growing appreciation, this grabbed me instantly as a kid and it's still every bit as exhilarating as ever. Every set piece literally makes my jaw drop on every…

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    100

    "That's so metaphorical!"

    Followed the buzz but practically avoided any and all spoilers, including trailers, and the decision to do so resulted in one of the best times I've had in the theater this year. I'm no veteran of Bong Joon-ho's filmography, but the man really switches gears seamlessly and you'd never see it coming.

    Hilarious. Mysterious. Bold. Beautiful. Intense. It's all of that, sometimes at once, yet it never exceeds its grasp. Bong Joon-ho extracts as much as…

  • Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    93

    "Rick fucking Dalton."

    Well, this is it. If Quentin Tarantino wanted to ride out into the sunset, he could do it now. Simultaneously going back to what catapulted him into fame with Pulp Fiction all the while this film is a throwback to classic Hollywood just as the Golden Era ended, it's both a love letter and a lamentation. Tarantino might as well have been building his entire career towards this, as he gets to delve deeply into what…