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  • The Wizard of Lies

    The Wizard of Lies

    ★★★★

    If it takes an HBO original to prove that Robert DiNero still has it, then so be it.

    The Wizard of Lies, albeit a fairly dumb title, is full of standout performances and with DeNiro playing the second most hated person in America, Bernie Madoff.

    While we've all been sick of Madoff puns for close to 9 years now, it's hard not to rehash them when watching this.

    From a storytelling and filmmaking standpoint, this most certainly has the HBO…

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★★

    I have a love/hate relationship with Prometheus. It's full of plot holes and inconsistencies, but I absolutely love it. It's absurd, and it's beautiful.

    Covenant strips away a lot of the absurdity of Prometheus and actually helps give it more credibility. It's certainly flawed in a few ways, but within minutes you realize Scott isn't fucking around with this one. It's bleak, dark and positively horrifying in the best possible ways. There are pointless, expendable crew members who absolutely get…

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★½

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

    I took a day to ruminate on this film.

    That was a good idea.

    Scarlett Johansson has slowly, but surely proven herself to be a very capable actress. Her sexiness in this film is not heavy handed in the least, which I half expected. However, her performance is chillingly real and seductive. The use of real people and hidden cameras brings this story much closer to reality.

    Long shots, extremely wide shots, and the grey Scotland countryside give a subtle…

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Transformers: Age of Extinction

    ★½

    I won't say that it was good, or even that entertaining. It's a total turd. But, it's the Bayiest Micheal Bay movie ever Bayed. Which means it's nothing but one-liners and explosions. It's a good turn your brain off film. Nothing more. No real cinematic story. Just lots of splosions.