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  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat

    How the do you even rate a film like this? It's not good, but then it was never going to be. The fight scenes are very cool, and for many watching, that's enough. However, in the end I found myself disappointed.

    There's a lot to love about the film, especially for fans of the game. The fight scenes are very well done. They are shot clearly, often in long takes that can show off the strong martial arts choreography. As…

  • Quantum of Solace

    Quantum of Solace

    Perfect example of how NOT to edit an action film. All of the good stunts are wasted since the film cuts the scenes up to the point of incomprehensibility. The narrative suffers the same fate, clearly going through rewrites during filming. Honestly, it has some moments of unintentional fun, and does play well as an accidental spoof of Bond films.

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  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★★

    Minari is further proof of why A24 is my favorite company currently in the film business. Minari is a wonderfully intimate and emotional film. Brilliant actors find deep human truths in a small scale story that never loses sight of what life is, a series of moments, some great and some terrible.

    Not much more to say. Brilliant in every way.

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★★★★

    There are few young filmmakers who have nearly the same passion and energy that Spike Lee has more than three decades into his career. Like the filmmaker's other greats, Da 5 Bloods is messy, stuffed to the brim with ideas, and a tad unfocused. Also like his other greats, he somehow makes all of those things feel like strengths, not weaknesses. This is a film that gets across many thoughts about the modern day lives of Black Americans, but it…