• Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

    Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

    ★★★

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    "Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City" (2021)
    * dir: Johannes Roberts
    * Horror / Action / My All-Time Favorite Movie (If I Was Still Ten Years Old)
    [ ★★★ / ★★★★★ ]

    I would love to say something like "y'all are being way too hard on this one", but I know in my heart that the truth is actually "I'm being way too easy on this one".

    What can I say? It's a surprisingly faithful adaptation of two of…

  • The Beatles: Get Back

    The Beatles: Get Back

    ★★★★★

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    "The Beatles: Get Back" (2021)
    * dir: Peter Jackson
    * Documentary / Music / Choking Up Every Time Linda Appears On Camera
    [ ★★★★★ / ★★★★★ ]

    Tag yourself, I'm the persistent look of misery behind George Harrison's eyes.

  • Kingpin

    Kingpin

    ★★★★

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    "Kingpin" (1996)
    * dir: Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly
    * Comedy / Road Trip / Lin Shaye, Professional Scene Stealer
    [ ★★★★ / ★★★★★ ]

    I don't quite know why me and my brother decided to randomly throw on this almost 30 year old comedy film from a filmmaking duo that neither of us are particularly fond of.

    I also don't quite know how said comedy film managed to be so genuinely sweet and silly in a (mostly) harmless and…

  • The Rescue

    The Rescue

    ★★★★

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    "The Rescue" (2021)
    * dir: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin
    * Documentary / Suspense / Like "The Descent" With Significantly Fewer Albino Cave Mutants
    [ ★★★★ / ★★★★★ ]

    The best possible argument against participating in team sports.

  • Possum

    Possum

    ★★½

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    "Possum" (2018)
    * dir: Matthew Holness
    * Drama / Horror / Posters Better Than The Movie
    [ ★★½ / ★★★★★ ]

    I know screenwriters who use metaphors, and they're all cowards.

  • Ghosts of Mars

    Ghosts of Mars

    ★★½

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    "Ghosts Of Mars" (2001)
    * dir: John Carpenter
    * Action / Science Fiction / Simultaneously Too Silly And Not Silly Enough
    [ ★★½ / ★★★★★ ]

    Jason Statham in this film is maybe the single thirstiest son-of-a-bitch in the history of cinema.

    Natasha Henstridge is staggeringly miscast, and Ice Cube sleepwalks through the entire runtime.

    Pam Grier is the only interesting character, and she's utterly wasted here to a degree that is legitimately baffling. Why isn't SHE the lead…

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★

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    "Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings" (2021)
    * dir: Destin Daniel Cretton
    * Action / Fantasy / That Dragon, Tho
    [ ★★★★ / ★★★★★ ]

    Oh man, I cannot believe that they brought Ben Kingsley back for this thing. And then allowed him to handily steal every single scene that he appeared in? For that alone does this land on the upper shelf of MCU projects for me.

    Not to mention: a gorgeously realized opening courtship setpiece…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★½

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    "Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2" (2017)
    * dir: James Gunn
    * Science Fiction / Adventure / Openly Weeping At A Teary-Eyed Raccoon
    [ ★★★★½ / ★★★★★ ]

    I got a new TV!

    Finally making the jump to 4K, and needed something overtly colorful and visually popping to break it in with the kids.

    Still love this thing to death. Don't know what else to say other than there's a real genuine heart and emotional honesty to this film…

  • Mad God

    Mad God

    ★★★★★

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    "Mad God" (2021)
    * dir: Phil Tippett
    * Apocalyptic Horror / Stop-Motion Science Fiction / Repeatedly Screaming "IT WAS MADE FOR ME" Like A Goddamn Junji Ito Character
    [ ★★★★★ / ★★★★★ ]

    HR Giger meets Jan Švankmajer meets John Milton (but somehow even more audacious and nihilistic than you'd imagine with that combination of influences). It's like the wildest and most unfiltered Heavy Metal magazine short story fleshed out, drowned in a singular style perfected over decades working…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★★★

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    "Guardians Of The Galaxy" (2014)
    * dir: James Gunn
    * Science Fiction / Adventure / Poor Lee Pace
    [ ★★★★ / ★★★★★ ]

    Every time I watch this thing I'm shocked at how well it works despite having arguably the least memorable villain of just about any film in the MCU.

  • The Sparks Brothers

    The Sparks Brothers

    ★★★★★

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    "The Sparks Brothers" (2021)
    * dir: Edgar Wright
    * Documentary / Music / Best Album Cover Game In Music History
    [ ★★★★★ / ★★★★★ ]

    I am incapable of being subjective about this film because it got me to finally engage with what I'm pretty certain is now my favorite band of all time.

    (See also: "The Devil And Daniel Johnston")

  • The Santa Clause

    The Santa Clause

    ★★★

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    "The Santa Clause" (1994)
    * dir: John Pasquin
    * Family / Holiday Fantasy / Horror Premises Played Whimsical
    [ ★★★ / ★★★★★ ]

    Bernard, tho.