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  • The Empty Man

    ★★½

  • Old

    ★★★

  • Jiu Jitsu

    ★★

  • Primal

    ★★½

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  • The Empty Man

    The Empty Man

    ★★½

    Gee, I wonder why this inscrutable bit of overlong slow burn horror that takes a hard right turn into utter lunacy over the last 15 minutes got buried by the studio. No idea why.

  • Old

    Old

    ★★★

    "The sort of dread that body horror inspires is, in my humble opinion, the scariest that scary movies can gin up, way scarier than randomly increasing the soundtrack volume while having a guy jump into frame. And that’s because it calls to mind an inevitable truth: Eventually, all of our bodies are going to fail us. This is demonstrated most vividly via the disintegration of Chrystal (Abbey Lee), who appears to be an Instagram influencer of some sort and whose…

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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Did Cliff do it?

    Murder his wife, I mean. There's an intentional ambiguity to the question, an open-endedness. After all, we never see him pull the trigger on that speargun, even if we see his finger curled around it in violation of gun safety etiquette. Kurt Russell's character seems to think he did, as do others on the set of THE GREEN HORNET. Rick, on the other hand, brushes that aside as nonsense. An unfair pejorative slapped on a war…

  • The Forever Purge

    The Forever Purge

    ★★

    It’s hilarious that the PURGE franchise has a great, button-pushing premise and yet they make the most boring, predictable, un-provocative movies possible with them.

    “All crime is legal for 12 hours!”
    “Okay! Let’s go do some racisms!”

    Just ... so dull.