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  • Black Magic

    Black Magic

    ★★★

    Can't get over how bad the fights are in this, a movie featuring two of the best martial arts stars of the 1970s, Lo Lieh and Ti Lung. They look so amateurish, like the fights in a Hollywood film from the same period. There's no credited action choreographer, so that's probably why.

  • Black Magic Part II

    Black Magic Part II

    ★★★½

    Black Magic II features Ti Lung and Lo Lieh, major wuxia stars dating back to the late 60s. Ti plays a doctor who travels to “A Tropical City” (it’s in Thailand, in all these movies the evil comes from Thailand) with his wife to visit and help out a couple of fellow doctors. It seems Lo is an evil wizard with a mansion full of zombies, and his recipe for immortality requires young female victims. The doctors are on the…

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  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending

    ★★★★

    I don't know what to make of a world that rejects this and adores every Marvel movie. Things don't make sense to me.

  • The Theory of Everything

    The Theory of Everything

    ★½

    Undecided as to which is more offensive:

    1. The implication that Hawking's work can only be understood, or even be relevant to us, an audience of normal dumb people, in how it validates or invalidates our concept of God.

    2. The depiction of infidelity in which Jane's is fraught and melodramatic, to the point that mere knocking on another man's tent causes her husband to collapse into coma and never speak again (someone should do the math on this causality…