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  • Death Wish

    Death Wish

    ★★½

    You know there's movies that don't age well and then there's movies that REALLY don't age well. I don't know if a flick from 2018 can count as "aging", hell, I still have outstanding invoices from 2018. But 2020 has been a hell of a year, so I suppose we can do dog years like movie years. So it's been 14 years since this one played in...um...theaters?

    I mean you could also say that maybe watching this film after seeing…

  • Poltergeist III

    Poltergeist III

    ★½

    I'm throwing this in to set a low-end metric for my ratings. Even the poster for this one, is, um, questionable decision making.

    The question still stands, 30 + years later, why? Why was this movie made?

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  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★½

    What with this film and the way Narcos is surging on Netflix, you could almost imagine that the cartels are taking an old school Hollywood approach to propoganda. They do have plenty of money to throw around don't they?

    Anyway, none of this should besmirch this excellent follow-up to the equally excellent, but underrated, "Prisoners". Part Traffic, part Syriana and part Heat this is a hard dark look at the murky goings-on between American agencies and crime cartels. Whether or…

  • Lost River

    Lost River

    ★★★½

    In case you haven't noticed, Cannes stopped being a reliable arbiter of cinematic quality over a decade ago. If not before that. There's plenty of great stuff that gets the oak leaf nod, but many more that are far less deserving. It's almost as if there are other factors than filmic talent at play. Imagine!

    Anyway, the smart person's game has not been to follow the "winners" of Cannes, but rather the panned and despised. Especially since many of these…