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  • Prey

    ★★★★

  • Hostel: Part II

    ★★★★½

  • Hostel

    ★★★★

  • Holy Smoke

    ★★★½

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  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★★

    Truly livid this isn’t getting a theatrical release. Such a great time… we’ve got three true A+ summer blockbusters this summer, and I think this would have been as special a theatrical experience as Top Gun: Maverick and Nope if only for the audience reactions. I was so excited by the final confrontation that I grabbed my boyfriend’s leg and went “yes!!!” even though he was not watching and was instead paying attention to Better Call Saul on his iPad.…

  • Hostel: Part II

    Hostel: Part II

    ★★★★½

    Honestly improves on the original in just about every way, which is wild since I liked the first one quite a bit. Love how this constantly twisting our gendered expectations from the genre. You could honestly write a whole paper on how this breaks down the “final girl” trope. Where was Heather Mattarazo’s Oscar? 

    Also, as with the first, this is such an effective snapshot of just terrible masculinity, particularly as seen in the mid 00s. Great performance from Roger Bart.

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  • American Gigolo

    American Gigolo

    ★★★

    There is quite a bit I do not know about "American Gigolo." For one thing, I can't tell if the film is misogynistic and homophobic, or just so melodramatic that all of its characters seem a bit like caricatures. I also can't quite tell if the film is legitimately well made, or just so strange that I can't help but become absorbed by it. But one thing is for sure: I was never bored by this movie.

    Fueled with a…

  • Extract

    Extract

    ★★

    "Extract" is the first film I've fallen asleep during in a long time. Considering I started the film relatively early and the fact that it's only 91 minutes, I think that's a pretty bad sign.

    This just isn't a funny movie. The jokes all fall flat, the plot is completely underdeveloped, the characters are all uninteresting and the ending feels forced. I have to give credit to Jason Bateman and Mila Kunis for trying to make the most of their…