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  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★★

    This movie is goddamn incredible. You just don't see movies with this style anymore, so utterly bonkers and with a reality so intoxicating that you're just entranced from the very first frame. It's kind of hard to describe, I guess the plot is just Nicolas Cage and his wife Mandy have a run-in with a disturbing cult, and it escalates from there. The first half just oozes atmosphere and style, with an incredible final score from Johann Johannsson and phenomenally…

  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★★★

    I kind of love all 3 Predator movies, even if 2 is pretty madcap and cartoonish, but I'm up and down with Shane Black movies so I wasn't sure what to expect. And I guess it's watchable enough, but it's also kind of a disaster of different characters, ideas, and story threads. The first and third movies benefit from keeping things real simple, this one throws around 10 major characters in 3-4 different locations at you and has to keep…

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  • Rampage

    Rampage

    ★★★½

    I was a little disappointed by this movie, but I still generally had a fun time with it. First off, this movie is incredibly dumb; almost goes without saying but I really need to make that clear. Most of that dumbness was extremely funny to me though, especially because it's also batshit crazy: there's a close tie between Jeffrey Dean Morgan's bizarre cowboy indeterminate federal agent swagger and Malin Akerman's dastardly Saturday morning cartoon villain one-liners for what made me…

  • Moon

    Moon

    ★★★★½

    I realize this came before, but it feels like a stellar Black Mirror episode. Very neat little sci-fi movie, and plays on audience perception very well, especially in the first half. Sam Rockwell absolutely kills it in this movie (glad he finally got an Oscar this year), he literally makes the entire movie through his performance. It feels hard to review this movie without any spoilers, as the way the story unveils itself feels integral to the experience. I guess I'll just say it's absolutely worth a watch if you enjoy science fiction, it's a great time and gets very emotional.