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  • The Immortals

    ★★★★

  • Blood Ties

    ★★★½

  • Eavesdrop

    ★★★★

  • Mad Dogs And Englishmen

    ★★★

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  • The Immortals

    The Immortals

    With a cast like this, you know you got B-movie gold: Eric Roberts, Tony Curtis, Tia Carrere, Clarence Williams III, Joe Pantoliano, William Forsythe and (unfortunately) Chris Rock. The coolest part was the Mexican standoff where Eric and Tony direct their henchmen to strategically point their guns like a human game of chess. Elevated by a highly dramatic and sincere consideration of mortality, still with its fair share of detritus-scattering action and sparking car chases, this is way better than…

  • Blood Ties

    Blood Ties

    Kind of like a Sicilian poliziotteschi Out of the Past: a dark lineage arisen, tangled vendettas, frantic camerawork and a lot of slaps. The best part was the pure chaos archvillian, a coked-up yuppie with a head full of schemes and permanent nasal congestion—at one point, he loses his temper and disconsolately fires off his pistol at the ocean. Like all good revenge films, the protagonist takes stock of his impossible situation, throws caution directly to the wind and barrels forth on a warpath until he and/or everyone in his way is dead.

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  • Dark Water

    Dark Water

    ★★★★★

    I think this film's middling reputation has to be a result of it being misunderstood. I would like to submit that Dark Water is actually great, but it's not really a horror film. It's slow, boring, near-plotless and not really scary at all. It follows a typical ghost story format, but doesn't really have any fright scenes. Nothing really happens. The whole thing is just atmosphere, building suspense, establishing backstory on characters who aren't particularly interesting and watching a woman…

  • SHOP: A Pop Opera

    SHOP: A Pop Opera

    ★★★★★

    I relate to this character because I'm also tall, dry, skinny and pathologically indecisive when shopping for food.