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  • Videodrome
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Blackhat
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  • Top Gun

    ★★★★

  • Firestarter

    ★★

  • Firestarter

    ★★★

  • Morbius

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  • Firestarter

    Firestarter

    ★★

    tries to move this material away from the fury/scanners conspiracy territory and more into something more immediate and on-the-run like the terminator which is not a terrible idea i guess but the generic shallow focus indie photography and cg fire does it no favors, and even worse it shaves nearly 30 minutes off the first stab at this but somehow winds up being just as boring. maybe king's material just isn't very good? i will say however that considering how…

  • Firestarter

    Firestarter

    ★★★

    competently made and one of the more faithful king adaptations but with the exception of the moody tangerine dream score there is absolutely nothing going on here in terms of superpowered horror or government conspiracy paranoia that you couldn't find done better in de palma's carrie/the fury or cronenberg's scanners. was happy to see lester bring some of his solid exploitation gruesomeness to the explosive rage climax which is quite good and has some great practical destruction (so many squibs,…

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  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    when they said wonder woman 1984 i thought they meant like neon colors and synths but they meant all the horrifying, reagan era geopolitics and middle eastern stereotypes. doesn't help that it also looks like shit and has no sense of character or pace, it can't even successfully recreate the clean action or lead chemistry that the first film had let alone attach them to some sort of story, the whole thing just bizarrely lumbers to its 5 minutes of…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★

    is it possible to frame an entire feature film and hang it on your wall? have we discovered how to do this? asking for a friend.