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  • Walking the Edge

    ★★★½

  • Walking the Edge

    ★★★

  • Prom Night

    ★★★★½

  • Dead in the Water

    ★★

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  • Walking the Edge

    Walking the Edge

    ★★★½

    The audio commentary by genre aficionados Chris Poggiali and Matt Verboys is suitably low key, just like the movie itself. It's the second commentary I've heard recently for a genre film that doesn't star Johnny Depp, where he still earns a mention. This time that's because the nightclub that Depp would eventually buy and rename the Viper Room (made infamous as the site of River Phoenix's tragic death) turns up briefly as an exterior. The track is packed with other…

  • Walking the Edge

    Walking the Edge

    ★★★

    Robert Forster cruising in his comfort zone, delivering a low key performance as a Los Angeles cabbie who's down on his luck and in over his head. Jay Chattaway's jazzy score captures the early eighties street feel in a flick that's a bit more character-driven and dryly humorous than the more popular exploitative Cannon-era revenge flicks. Much less dynamic when it comes to action, although viewer patience is rewarded in a finale that is tight, violent, and gritty. Fans of Forster's work in Jackie Brown will find seeds of that characterization here. 6.1/10

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  • Sabotage

    Sabotage

    ★★★★½

    Blissfully gritty and violent combination of pulp action and neo noir. It's the strongest in a string of distinguished work since Schwarzenegger has returned to movies. This is David Ayer's uncompromising reaction to The Expendables and it's not for wimps. Olivia Williams and Mireille Enos turn in exciting gender-defying performances as the hard-boiled women trapped in this nightmare of throbbing, reckless machismo.

  • Aquaman

    Aquaman

    ★½

    Hollywood really seems to want to fuck fish lately. Aren't we even getting a rehash of The Little Mermaid soon?

    The saddest truth is that Aquaman is no longer just an Entourage gag. It's now an actual joke that imagines James Cameron's Avatar as it might've been cloned by George Lucas during his prequel phase. The filmmakers seem to reference Lucas's empire multiple times, especially with all the political mumbo jumbo and silly underwater creatures. Hell, we even get Django…