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  • The Night Comes For Us

    The Night Comes For Us

    ★★★★

    FF2018 Day 4 - Movie 4: Put Joe Taslim and Iko Uwais in a movie and you got my money. Love seeing them mix it up in Timo Tjahjanto’s THE NIGHT COMES FOR US. Blades, bullets and brutally violent as expected. Relentless and yet somehow the women steal the movie. Give Julie Estelle her own film already. Excited this is hitting Netflix soon so I can watch it again.

  • Shadow

    Shadow

    ★★★★

    FF2018 Day 4 - Film 1: Zhang Yimou creates a beautiful tapestry in his latest period action drama with swirling inky blacks against striking whites that it becomes quite hypnotic watching this tale unfold. Probably the prettiest film seen at the fest. Easy to get lost in the plot points but the action beats are thrilling. Definitely one to see on the big screen if possible.

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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.