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  • Jackie

    Jackie

    ★★★★★

    It’s been called “hypnotic” by many. Jackie, the very real tale made tall before it was captured on camera, is, by no means, an “ordinary” biopic. It’s not even really a “biopic” even. The minutes, hours and days after President Kennedy’s assassination, from his newly widowed First Lady’s more emotional than literal perspective and interpretation, make up the better portion of the film – better meaning majority. The better – high quality – moments of the film are the ones…

  • De Palma

    De Palma

    ★★★★★

    Movies like Redacted deserve to be made, and have every right to exist and be seen. Of course, after I watch, I have every right to review and analyze, in good thought and bad. And it was mostly bad thoughts I had for Redacted, Brian De Palma’s Iraq War tome. The film came out before I started formally writing reviews, but I often think back on it when questioned about the worst movies ever made. Certainly, it’s not the worst…

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  • Strange Magic

    Strange Magic

    ½

    For those unaware (like myself when I was chosen to watch this), Strange Magic was conceived and commissioned by one George Lucas – the one man who I can guarantee will have to answer for his actions to the almighty him/herself (keep in mind I’m more in Carl Sagan’s corner than King James’s). Lucas is an intriguing individual, having been a pioneering type filmmaker with a zest for adventures during productions. However, once his legacy was confirmed via the billions…

  • The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)

    The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)

    ½

    "I castrated him myself!"

    "Yes sir; we're all aware."

    I suppose Tom Six should feel proud for achieving what he has with the Human Centipede series. From, let's say "humble", beginnings - a simple b-movie body horror tale with a horrific (and creative) premise - Six gained obscure pop culture recognition for a gimmick that makes everyone gag just a little. Someone like myself who is grossed out by toilet bowl selfies, being sewn mouth to anus is pretty unsettling.…