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  • All That Jazz
  • Thesis
  • Man on Fire
  • Righting Wrongs

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  • Addicted to Fresno

    ★★

  • Double Threat

  • Universal Soldier

    ★★★

  • Cyborg

    ★★★

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  • Addicted to Fresno

    Addicted to Fresno

    ★★

    Natasha Lyonne gives a good performanec and her character is mostly likable, a breath of fresh air in this mean-spirited black comedy about horrible people. But I don't think the movie truly understands what a hideous monster her sister played by Judy Greer is. The movie gets that she's a bad person ...but I don't think it realizes just how bad!

    Addicted to Fresno also gets negative points for completely wasting Aubrey Plaza. Delete her from this movie and almost nothing changes - that's a sin!

  • Cyborg

    Cyborg

    ★★★

    It is likely due to budgetary limitations, but the storytelling of Cyborg is quite impressionistic. A lot is gleaned from very little, the striking but simple visuals, quick flashbacks and dreams, a few lines of dialogue, and Van Damme's sad eyes that can certainly act much better than he can recite dialogue in English. The special effects are spare but look really nice and the movie is shot well, capturing each of the different fights Van Damme finds himself in in fairly unique locales and with a good amount of energy.

    It may be simple, but Cyborg made for an enjoyable watch.

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  • The Life of David Gale

    The Life of David Gale

    ★½

    Ok listen, I'm personally strongly opposed to the death penalty but The Life of David Gale is just stupid and flat out ridiculous. It's a movie that thinks it poignantly opposes the death penalty but in reality is an absurd, dishonest mess that probably does more damage than good to the cause it champions. The story is framed by Kate Winslet's character, reporter Bitsey interviewing Kevin Spacey's David Gale about his crimes on death row. Gale is a former anti-death…

  • Paris When It Sizzles

    Paris When It Sizzles

    ★★★½

    Next time I watch a classic Hollywood movie where they fade out before sex I'm going to imagine they're actually playing parcheesi like William Holden said.