Say what you will about Ryan Reynolds' ever-sickening shtick...he goes toe-to-toe and holds his own here playing in the sad sandbox with master mournful Ben Mendelsohn and it's pretty fun!
Mortal Kombat 2021
Starts with Sonya Blade saying something like, “We don’t know much…” before she then spends 3 minutes explaining the entire Mortal Kombat concept in great detail... She was the WORST (though Cole Young is fighting hard for that title). The best was how much the movie emphasized (big meanie) Sub Zero vs. Scorpion. Swings wildly, mostly badly… Cheapo-feeling but I dug some of Raiden’s lightning teleportation and a lot of the VFX really worked for me on a video game-level…
Memories of Murder 2003
A new capitalist system under allegiance to the United States started 1950 South Korea onto 30+ years of oppressive politics and semi-colonial subjugation. Presidents with origins as military officers led tyrannical regimes beneath overlying facades of economic and democratic advancement. North Korea was regarded as an imminent threat at all times, and so national security provided the perfect excuse for the violent suppression of all resisting. Thus the police, remembered in Korean minds as the strong-arm authority of this subjugating…
Sherman's March 1985
My old nemesis Burt Reynolds.