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  • Jennifer's Body

    Jennifer's Body

    ★★★★

    Ain’t Karyn Kusama just the best?

  • Slice

    Slice

    ★★½

    Like Bubba Ho-Tep and Tucker and Dale vs. Evil before it, this is a sometimes charming, sometimes agitating geek property homage. It’s full of winking performances that are edited like the actors have to be reminded that their scene partner has just spoken—lots odd pauses and ov.er.ly. pre.cise. de.live.ries. But its conceit of a series of mysterious murders of pizza delivery people in a city in which ghosts, vampires, witches, and werewolves live among the humans is fun and occasionally cleverly rendered. Plus Chance the Rapper is a delight.

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  • My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

    My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

    ★★★½

    Poking necessary holes in the myth of the bulletproof, genius auteur, Refn's wife, Liv Corfixen, documents the making of her husband's brilliant-but-divisive Only God Forgives. Refn is pissy, forever depressed, unsure of himself, longing for some sort of freedom -- from his worries, the difficult movie he's making, or maybe from his domestic life. He can't really hide it from others, and especially not from his wife and her camera. That said, their family life, while suffering through a tough time, seems strong at the foundation -- real love exists, particularly for their children. It's a nice look at commitment.

  • Another 48 Hrs.

    Another 48 Hrs.

    ★★★½

    It avoids bad sequelitis. It's filled with neo-Western imagery, particularly in the opening scene with a biker bar shootout, and it continues working with the Western vendetta tropes throughout. Murphy and Nolte are great again. Having moved past the racial tensions the first film dealt with, these are two characters who understand and annoy each other to death, but like being with one another nonetheless. It's a fun dynamic, especially when placed against the extravagant action sequences, which can only be described as the Walter Hilliest of Walter Hill action scenes.