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  • Detention
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  • The Predator

    ★★

  • Prey

    ★★★½

  • Chinatown Kid

    ★★★★½

  • Godzilla 2000: Millennium

    ★★★★

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  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★★

    Mother of god. I like Shane Black. I've even come around to loving LAST ACTION HERO (though I hated it when I saw it in the theater). But I don't think I'll be coming around to "The Predator".

    The one highlight is the running joke of how "Predator" is such a misnomer for an alien who trophy hunts. That was pure golden Shane. The rest of this film? Wtf did I even just watch?

    The callbacks to the original are…

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★½

    It's interesting that Dan Trachtenberg has made a career (thus far) of doing comparatively lo-fi sequels to bigger, bad ass franchises, that manage to impress and excite a wide array of audience members even though the films are simplified and reigned in like an indie film version of their big budget forebears.

    But he has, and he does another solid job with PREY - which watches like The Predator comics from Dark Horse that were popular in the 90's and…

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  • Blood Tea and Red String

    Blood Tea and Red String

    ★★★★½

    You're going to fall into one of two camps with this one: 1) You give a shit. 2) You don't.

    A 70 minute film 13 years in the making by 1 single solo artsite, Christiane Cegavske, every second of Blood Tea and Red String is filled with mesmerizing handcrafted imagery. The opening live action sequence alone is worth the price of admission: where Christiane, wearing a painted mask molded from her own face, cuts a real cake and whole, giant…

  • Runaway Train

    Runaway Train

    ★★★★½

    What a fantastic Canon flick! (with a zillion train shots that look like it was shot straight out of a canNon!)

    Surprisingly, we've managed a rare repeat performance in our COLLAB FILM CLUB movie picks: Runaway Train marks the second Canon movie helmed by director Andrey Konchalovskiy. We watched his 1987 SHY PEOPLE a while back, but Train was his first for the Canon Film Group, thanks to the nudging of Jon Voight (so he CAN do some good things…