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  • Saw III

    Saw III

    ★★½

    Has everything I like about the Saw sequels, but doesn't quite work as well as the others. Or "work," I guess. Still, there are glances of the sequels' soap opera ambitions here, moreso than in II (though it's there too). So. More soon.

  • Saw II

    Saw II

    ★★★

    I still like these films, despite how stupid, ugly, obnoxious, and misconceived they are. More soon in my upcoming Jigsaw review (for Ebert) and feature (for THR).

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  • The Void

    The Void

    ★★

    As if Lucio Fulci had made The Thing. No, wait: as if Lucio Fulci's biggest fan had made The Thing. No, no, as if Lucio Fulci's biggest fan cross-bred The Thing with Night of the Living Dead. No wait it's Hellraiser and Lovecraft and oh god there's just so many unsynthesized influences here good god no waiiiiiit... More soon at RogerEbert.com.

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    ★★★★½

    Dear Matt:

    I read your review of "The Hateful Eight" after watching the film last night. I agree with many of your arguments, but only a few of your conclusions. You say that you found the film's nihilistic perspective to be troubling, and concluded that Tarantino, as a political filmmaker, has lost your good faith. You add that the sadistic quality to the film's violence, especially against women, but also during the "big black pecker" speech, bothered you. And that…