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  • David Lynch: The Art Life

    David Lynch: The Art Life

    ★★★

    "Nobody walks out on Dylan."
    "I just walked out on Dylan. Now get the fuck out of here."

    Welcome to Lynchland. In which the promise of Boston will turn you into a helpless agoraphobe, and though Philly will suck the life out of you and leave you living in fear every day, it will ultimately be the best thing for you.

    None of us would have experienced Lynch's singular cinematic nightmares if not for a life-changing grant from the AFI,…

  • The Great Wall

    The Great Wall

    ★★★

    4K was not only a disappointment but a hindrance with this one, making the effects pop in a way where they look really poorly integrated, and the speed-ramped 3D ticket-selling shots stand out super-obnoxiously. The transfer appeared washed out, which wasn't the case when viewing on Blu-ray.

    Also really loses something without the sound of swarming monsters and phalanxes of marching soldiers in 7.1 surround, and the overall experience seemed small, even on a 55" set. I've always believed some…

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  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    ½

    In place of rapey anal jokes (unless you count the title), we've got an extended fingering gag!

    They may dress like it, but none of the characters or the makers of this repellant trash have any class or clue about acting like a gentleman.

    For a second time, Matthew Vaughn tries to sell us on the idea of Colin Firth's Harry Hart being a firm believer of "manners maketh man", but these are empty words, for this even fouler-mouthed sequel's…

  • Bottom of the World

    Bottom of the World

    ½

    Is bottom of the barrel for Jena Malone.

    Sub-Lynchian nightmare that's lifeless, dull, trite, melodramatic, plagued by cheap sound design and propped up with unconvincing, cardboard characters.

    Malone twirls, gyrates and does lots of sexy lip biting over a series of dissolves in hallways lit by red bulbs; the type of set-up I remember being the epitome of indie edginess in 1994.

    She also tells a story of abusing a mentally disabled 'vegetable' when she was a kid, a monologue…