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  • Creepshow 3

    Creepshow 3

    ★★★½

    The kind of trash that Tom Atkins' disgruntled father would have definitely tossed in the bin in the original Creepshow. This is the bastard stepchild of those earlier films, yet it captures the forbidden E.C. Comics sensibility better than most of what I witnessed in Shudder's neutered debut episode of its new Creepshow series. I prefer naughtier tales with an aspect of comeuppance, which were kind of a staple of the earlier films and of the most memorable entries of…

  • Unbelievable

    Unbelievable

    ★★★★

    This is a tough one for me. I've had to sit on it and ponder. When I wrote my initial response, I was largely frustrated with how this limited series sucked me in and then upended my sensibilities. Running nearly eight hours, you'd think we get more of an idea of the perpetrator's motives. Following Netflix's outstanding Mindhunter model, I've come to expect a bit more of the criminal psychology. Why is the male attacking such a diverse range of…

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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…