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  • Do the Right Thing

    Do the Right Thing

    ★★★★½

    I love this film. Had to get in a viewing before the summer completely disappeared.

  • Ultraviolet

    Ultraviolet

    Ugh. No, I had to stop it. Laying on a laughable amount of pointless exposition in the narration. It's not a film. It's the result of the ones in charge giving every assurance that the effects would make it watchable. They were so completely wrong.

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  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★½

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

    "It came here for a reason."
    I really liked the director's first film, so I was onboard with seeing this next attempt.

    As the movie got rolling, I wanted to hate it and fell asleep long before the midpoint. I put it back on the next morning and it felt better pushing through the setup a second time.

    The visuals were engaging but I couldn't stop thinking of Google's Deep Dream. The swirling psychedelia has run it's course already. Oh,…

  • Buffalo '66

    Buffalo '66

    ★★★★

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

    "First thing, right off the bat, I'd like to apologize."

    Dysfunctional characters making mistakes is a fantastic way to ratchet up conflict.

    Billy Brown has completed his prison sentence and is not met by anyone as he leaves the fortified structure. He spends the rest of the film trying to reenter the system. One wrong decision after the next, it's in his blood.

    "Buffalo '66" draws you in and pushes you away. "Can you hold me a second? Don't touch me." The finale really stuck with me. It's rare that a film lets the audience experience the worst possible outcome and then mercifully corrects the situation.