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  • A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness

    ★★★½

    A young and successful American stockbroker is sent to Switzerland to retrieve one of his older coworkers from a wellness center and spa, but it is the beginning of a surreal nightmare.

    Gore Verbinski takes Shutter Island, old Universal horror films (particularly Dracula and The Phantom of the Opera), adds a lot of squirm and cringe-inducing body horror and psychological scenes, a pinch of The Shining and stirs.

    This film is overlong and the ending is convoluted to say the…

  • The Princess and the Frog

    The Princess and the Frog

    ★★★★½

    This is still great. It's a traditional Disney film in every regard but it's also brand new in so many delightful ways.

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  • The Terminator

    The Terminator

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    50 fucking stars. A hundred. The Terminator is, was, and always has been one of the greatest science-fiction action thrillers ever made.

    Let me kick it off with a story or two. The first time I ever saw this movie, I would've been about 6 or 7 years old. I was staying with my dad (a shady character) and older brother in a hotel room downtown. We were all eagerly looking forward to the movie, even though my parents had…

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ★★★★½

    I don't think superhero films should be comedies, history has proven that they work so much better as thrillers. And that's why Captain America: The Winter Soldier is my favourite Marvel film to date, possibly even more so than The Avengers.

    When someone threatens to cause major damage to S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America has to rethink everything he knows - already trying to adapt to the 21st century, he's making new friends and meeting old ones, thinking of partners lost and…