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  • Brawl in Cell Block 99

    Brawl in Cell Block 99

    ★★★★

    FF2017 Day 6/Movie 4 - great movie to see with a capacity crowd! My theater was flipping out. Made me wish I had seen the premiere with Vince Vaughn and Zahler Q&A. This is the best role for Vaughn in years, maybe a decade. Good character w/super snappy dialogue. Love how everything in the first two acts pays off the motivation in the third. Helluva movie.

  • 1%

    1%

    ★★★

    FF2017 Day 6/Movie 3 - biker drama down under that feels more like a season finale of a good tv series. Many compared to Sons of Anarchy set in Australia. Decent characters and conflict but this movie drops the viewer into the story with so many characters it’s hard to get attached or feel anything for them. A TV series could do that. Great to see Abbey Lee in a bigger role.

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  • The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires

    The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires

    ★★★

    I get the charm and novelty of this Hammer/Shaw mash-up but I wouldn’t classify this as a better representation from either studio. However, together they’ve found a unique balance. In essence 1+1=3 in this case. The fighting scenes aren’t great and the Hammer elements only serve to drive the plot. Neither executed very well but combined it becomes an entertaining watch. Fun to see Peter Cushing so active in fighting the vampires. Plenty of replay value.

  • Jodorowsky's Dune

    Jodorowsky's Dune

    ★★★★★

    My new favorite film of Fantastic Fest. Essential viewing not just for Jodo fans but anyone who loves art, music and/or film. If you create, you must see this this.