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  • Do Revenge

    ★★½

  • Julie & Julia

    ★★★

  • Niagara

    ★★★

  • Inferno

    ★★★

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  • Pig

    Pig

    WHAT'S A LIFE ANYWAY? WE'RE BORN, WE LIVE A LITTLE, WE DIE.

    The logline for writer-director Michael Sarnoski’s remarkable feature debut 'Pig' suggests an arch, neo-grindhouse riff on 'John Wick' (2014). Nicolas Cage portrays a grizzled, forest-dwelling truffle hunter who embarks on a monomaniacal odyssey into the Big City to recover his stolen pet pig. One can easily imagine Cage going all 'Mandy' (2018) on the doomed swine-nappers, leaving a mound of corpses in his wake in his effort to…

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  • Do Revenge

    Do Revenge

    ★★½

    Netflix

    “Does any of this make you feel better?! Because I feel fucking miserable!”

    There's a couple of different movies happening here, and I feel like it might have been more successful if it had picked a lane and stuck with it. The premise has a nice hook, certainly: A contemporary high-school riff on 'Strangers on a Train' that adds some bonus plot twists, it's plainly aiming to be a dark teen-comedy heir to 'Heathers'. Unfortunately, it's gun-shy about fully…

  • Julie & Julia

    Julie & Julia

    ★★★

    Amazon Prime

    “We’re not talking about men. Who’s talking about men?”

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