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  • The Wild Bunch
  • Street of Crocodiles
  • Once Upon a Time in China II
  • Sweet Smell of Success

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  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

    ★★★½

  • The Revenant

  • American Guinea Pig: Bouquet of Guts and Gore

    ★★★½

  • Cryptic Plasm

    ★★★½

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  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

    ★★★½

    Noticeably grayer than I was expecting it to be, especially considering the director and that it was based on a true story. If I did not know who directed this, my first guess would actually have been Michael Mann--the visuals really have that lose, purposefully ugly 'Collateral' and 'Miami Vice' (2006) feel--though this is certainly a much more sentimental picture than anything that Mann has made in decades. A surprisingly good ensemble war event along the lines of 'Men in War' (1957) and 'Battleground' (1949).

  • The Revenant

    The Revenant

    This tedious movie is a humorless, monotonous, pretentious music video that occasionally feels like a Leonardo DiCaprio showreel. It is distractingly directed by the gimmicky showman Inarritu, whose Birdman is possibly the least dramatically interesting movie ever to win an Oscar.

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  • Bone Sickness

    Bone Sickness

    ★★★★

    unbelievably resourceful shot on video splatter movie. about half of its running time dedicated to gory happenings, though several of the atmospheric chiller scenes work quite well (especially the pool sequence). if you can accept (or embrace) its DIY flaws, it smolders and shambles like fulci in a manhole with perhaps some hints of bizarro literature as well (carlton mellick III).

  • Blackaria

    Blackaria

    ★★★½

    I saw an Argento interview where he said that Sergio Leone told him that the center of Once Upon a Time in the West was not the plot or actors, but the camera and Blackaria follows in that tradition, offering an experience that is violent, erotic, puzzling and atmospheric.