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  • Beast Cops

    Beast Cops

    ★★★½

    I finally see why folks talk about Beast Cops so much. It really is the perfect HK film for '98. Nervously unsure of, well, *everything* about itself. It's comedic, violent, heroic, nihilistic, thoughtful, and none of it at the same time. Or the right time.

  • The Battleship Island

    The Battleship Island

    ★★★★½

    This movie is a great reminder that the Koreas are still processing the Japanese occupation, and Japan never really came to grips with their own sins much at all.

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  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★½

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

    I needed to sit on this for more than twenty-four hours. I needed some time to process my unease with Rogue One, and the fight within to want to like it more than I could. Lots of friends had already seen it, and were raving. I felt the need to rant, but the objections were only half-formed.

    When I got home from seeing it, Carrie Fisher was in the hospital.

    I had a few conversations online about how I thought…

  • Don't Be a Sucker!

    Don't Be a Sucker!

    ★★★★★

    There are arguments to be made against this unknown gem, but the best argument for it is our current political era. Look for it on Youtube, and share, share, share.

    The following is the back and forth that happened when I shared it on social media:

    My original post:

    The more things change... Not everything the "Greatest Generation" left behind is outdated. "Trump supporters, stop being suckers." Signed, 1947.

    The Backlash:

    I thought that this film would be more appropriately…