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  • Fatal Attraction

    Fatal Attraction

    ★★★★½

    Adrian Lyne's Fatal Attraction is a harrowing thriller about the dangers of cheating that's both seductive for its sultry sex scenes and terrifying for the incredibly deranged actions of its villain. Its middle is a tad inert as it slowly escalates the conflict between a spurned mistress (Glenn Close) and the adulterous husband (Michael Douglas) trying to distance himself from her, however it does build to a memorable, explosive finale filled with emotional-fueled violence. What's strangest about the whole thing…

  • The Boy Next Door

    The Boy Next Door

    ★★★½

    The Boy Next Door is a movie filled with logical flaws that should otherwise prevent its central conflict between an unhinged young man and the attractive neighbor he's obsessed with from coming to a climactic head, but director Rob Cohen offsets some of those flaws by telling seductively shot tale that takes the psycho stalker genre seriously and attempts to subvert some of its cliches to explore new territory. Although Cohen and writer Barbara Curry's intentions are noble for diverging from the usual genre tropes, their deviations often hurt it more than they help it because they poke additional holes in the movie's already delicate premise.

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★★

    The Grand Budapest Hotel might be Wes Anderson's best film yet. Not only is it a shining example of his signature style, but it also happens to be an action-packed adventure that engages you from start to finish with its entertaining story-within-a-story premise. One part murder mystery and one part heist film, The Grand Budapest Hotel is Anderson's typical formula operating at peak efficiency. Its narrative is briskly paced, its dialogue is snappy, its characters are zany yet charming, its…

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    You can piss in a jar and call it Granny's Peach Tea, but I'm not buying it Zack Snyder.

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is painfully bad. It's such a slog that watching all two and a half bloated hours is a draining emotional experience. It's poorly directed, murkily shot, shittily edited, and makes almost no sense. Everything about it is forced, including its reasons for Batman and Superman feuding with each other, and all of its setup for…