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  • Predator
  • Blade
  • Attack the Block
  • Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

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  • Old

    ★★★★

  • Pig

    ★★★★½

  • Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

    ★★½

  • Gunpowder Milkshake

    ★★

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  • Old

    Old

    ★★★★

    The strangest thing about OLD was the stunned silence of the audience at my screening. Don’t know if others experienced this or if it was simply a relaxed/lazy Sunday crowd, but this was such a genuinely weird ass experience that perhaps people weren’t ready for.

    OLD has pieces of several different "lost on an island" stories of recent and classic popular fiction in its DNA, but it is undoubtedly its own thing. Between the rallying cries of the online crusade…

  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★★½

    When my mom died, I learned in grief counseling that the “phases of grief” is a myth; you’re never really over loss, it’s how you choose to carry on that matters. Grief calluses & festers in PIG, but the film also proposes that perhaps simple tenderness can be enough to heal the hardened hearts of men. 

    PIG has the spirit of literary classics like Old Man & The Sea where metaphors are profound yet direct. On film, characters apply their internal philosophies…

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  • Gunpowder Milkshake

    Gunpowder Milkshake

    ★★

    GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE is like if one of those TikTok white girls made BABY DRIVER

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★½

    Rather than dive into decades worth of kaiju lore, I approached this as a pulp/comic book/professional wrestling/title fight mashup -all things that the iconic monsters have influenced in some way- and from that standpoint this is an absolute knockout victory. Still, a gnawing issue of this series comes to a head here that depletes what is an otherwise pure cinematic joyride.

    There is certain criticism-proof threshold to films about giant monkeys and lizards, as well as a vast leeway regarding…