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  • Golgo 13: The Professional
  • Wicked City
  • Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
  • Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

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  • Cats Don't Dance

    ★★★★

  • 2019: After the Fall of New York

    ★★★

  • The Suspect

    ★★★

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

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  • Cats Don't Dance

    Cats Don't Dance

    Showboats the same vibrant optimistic energy and nostalgia for old Hollywood as Singing in the Rain, which is surely intentional and no small feat for a film nearly half a century removed and in a different medium. Presents a genuine naivety that's rare in animated films these days, despite the obvious commercialism. Every character is super lovable, even the villains. It flopped hard, like a whole bunch of other Warner original animated films of the period, such a shame.

    Songs leave something to be desired, but accompanying dance sequences are some of the smoothest I've ever seen in animation.

  • 2019: After the Fall of New York

    2019: After the Fall of New York

    I love keeping score of every major Italian director from the halcyon days of cult cinema in the different popular "rip off" genres they dabbled in. Usually there's a few dominant masters in every category, but what's more interesting to me is the lesser efforts from directors who were better known for other genres.

    Sergio Martino’s achievements outside the Giallo genre are slim, but there's one other (sub)genre of trash where he can lay claim to being near top (an…

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  • Gunpowder Milkshake

    Gunpowder Milkshake

    ★★

    Flappy arm hospital gunfight is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a while. Cleverly choreographed, complex, dangerous, funny.

    Too bad the rest of it isn’t as slick. The glam rock color palette suggests Scott Pilgrim and the offbeat tone suggests Shoot ‘Em Up, but the leaden dialogue just doesn’t have the wit to be either. Why are the talky bits so momentum killing? People just standing still blabbering stops the movie dead. The action is not transcendent enough for me…

  • Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

    Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

    Before the start of the movie, Henry Golding gives a little spiel about how hard they worked with the “best of the best” on this movie, “especially the action scenes”. So for a second, I hoped that maybe, just maybe, all the reviews bashing the that aspect were just overreacting.

    Sorry, Henry. I can’t defend you in the least. 

    Coming into this, I’m no fan of GI Joe and Snake Eyes. But I am an Asian action cinema obsessive, whose…