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  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★

    Other Cheddar < Goblin

  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★★★½

    This was an absolute mess, but as a Shane Black fan I had a great time and will likely re-watch the hell out of it. Someday, this deserves a lengthy breakdown of what went wrong/is wrong here, but I'll just ask this for now: did Shane Black's sex criminal friend's one scene happen to be Olivia Munn's introductory scene?

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  • The Wrong Guy

    The Wrong Guy

    ★★★★½

    I don't say this lightly: this is the closest any film has come to replicating the comedic stylings of the Simpsons' golden-age.

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★½

    Again, everyone keeps using the wrong reference points. Network and Drive are easy, superficial comparisons, but the real meat of this film has more in line with William Friedkin's brutal cynicism (though differing on time periods, one could imagine the events of this film happening in some distant corner of To Live and Die in LA), as well as the spectator politics/morality-of-art ideas posited by Man Bites Dog.

    Gyllenhaal's Louis Bloom is a scrapper; literally - when he is introduced,…