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  • Six-String Samurai

    Six-String Samurai

    ★★★★

    In 1957, the Russians dropped nuclear bombs on America, reducing most of the country to a desolate post-apocalyptic wasteland. Four decades later, the final stronghold of the free world exists in the city of Lost Vegas, but its leader, Elvis Presley, has died, prompting many guitarists to travel to the city across scorched desert landscapes to become the new King of Rock 'n' Roll. Buddy, a lone swordsman played by Jeffrey Falcon, reluctantly takes a young boy, played by Justin…

  • Cyclone

    Cyclone

    ★★★★½

    When a powerful storm rages across the Caribbean, the passengers of a small tour boat find themselves hopelessly adrift at sea. During the days that follow, they are joined by the survivors of a crashed airplane and a sunken fishing vessel. In the open sea underneath a blazing sun, these men, women, and children run out of their rationed fresh water and begin to suffer the ill effects of thirst and starvation. Their only hope is to resort to cannibalism.…

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    After leaving her Ohio home and her Mennonite family, Susie, played by Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), travels overseas to West Berlin in 1977 for admission to the Markos Dance Academy, a prestigious school governed by a group of matrons, including Madame Blanc, a stern instructor played by Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange). Meanwhile, an elderly male therapist, also portrayed by Swinton in heavy prosthetic makeup, grows increasingly suspicious while investigating the disappearance of one of the school's former dance…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    In 1969, the landscape of Los Angeles is changing. The golden age of Hollywood is in the rear view mirror, as earnestly charismatic icons of cinema are ushered out in favor of complex antihero characters in increasingly cynical stories. The idealistic hippie dreams of peace and love are being corrupted with shady undercurrents. Through it all, however, traces of classic glamour, starstruck wonder, and ambitious hopes can still be glimpsed through the tendrils of cigarette smoke.

    Years after his heyday…