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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★

    Watched while stoned, did not regret.

  • Dogman

    Dogman

    ★★★★

    It’s fascinating to see how many non-Italian reviewers consider Dogman as some sort of black comedy. I wonder where’s that coming from. Rest assured: there’s no trace of comedy in this film. It’s bleak as hell.

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★½

    Exquisite bad trip from start to finish. Definitely too self-indulging toward the end, but excellent work all around. Huge shoutout to Pawel Pogorzelski for the incredible cinematography. Let's hope he and Ari will have a long, productive career together.

  • The Wailing

    The Wailing

    ★★

    DNF. Underwhelming and too damn long. Goofy cops. Lotta screams, occasional gore. Slapstick in every scary scene, so much that the movie is not really scary anymore. Don’t get the hype around this one tbh.

  • We Own the Night

    We Own the Night

    ★★★

    This was a solid 5-star before turning into a recruitment ad for the NYPD. Derails badly about midway through.

  • Too Old to Die Young

    Too Old to Die Young

    ★★★★

    Soon
    violence
    will become erotic,
    torture euphoric
    as the masses hail public executions
    propelled by the wrath of fascism.

    Concentration camps will be
    rebuilt.

    Ignorance will be exalted.

    And there will be race wars
    for hate will be rewarded,
    and seen as truthful
    and beautiful.

    Faith will be reduced
    to venomous platitudes
    the morphine-infested
    enslavement of thought.

    Perversity
    will be dignified.

    Incest, molestation
    and pedophilia will all be praised.

    Rape will be rewarded.

    The few will have everything
    The most…

  • The Mule

    The Mule

    I feel sorry for Mr. Eastwood. That was a bad one.

  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake

    ★★★½

    Overpromised, underdelivered.

  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice

    ★★

    Silly, incredibly polished macho non-sense. Loved it.

  • Widows

    Widows

    Everything in this movie feels fabricated. Overrated as hell.

  • The Grey

    The Grey

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

    Stereotyped characters, dull dialogues, cheap sentimentalism, anthropomorphized, intently evil nature that shows up and disappears at will, and a pretentious discourse on faith and religion so shallow to be embarrassing. I cringed and cringed.

  • Triple Frontier

    Triple Frontier

    ★★★½

    Macho movie with some brain, an all-star cast who delivers, and more than a couple of absolutely memorable action scenes. I wish more action movies were this clever.