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  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    β€œHey, John, that was a pretty good fight, huh?”

    Near the end of the first act a battered and bruised Wick is getting his first chance to breath without the incoming threat of combat, walking through the backs stage dressing rooms of some kind of ballet-assassin school. We pause for a moment as John glances over as one of the trainees rips her chewed up toenail off her bloody, marred toe.

    Art is pain.

    Stahelski and company put their blood,…

  • Mission: Impossible II

    Mission: Impossible II

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    β€œThis is not mission difficult, Mr. Hunt, it's mission impossible. Difficult should be a walk in the park for you.”
    -Mission Commander Swanbeck

    Usually labeled β€œthe worst Mission Impossible movie”, M:I-2, 2000’s highest grossing action film, works perfectly as a capstone to 90’s action cinema. John Woo infuses the film with all of his signature trade marks and uses Tom Cruise as his American Cho Yun-Fat stand in to be the duel wielding catalyst for the action, filling into those…

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    Old

    β€œStop wishing away this moment.”

    Some of M. Night’s best work, especially when it comes to the way he frames all of his shots. This really gets to a primary fear that is always lingering for me as I’ve gotten older and had kids and he really crafts some terrifying images, yet there’s still something almost romantic here. Continue to be in the bag for whatever this guy wants to do and immensely enjoying his career renaissance.

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Feels like a 90’s blockbuster, cheesy and trite in all the right ways. Everyone understands the type of film they’re in and it’s not burdened with being tied to a bunch of other flicks.

    Oh and it’s in and out in 90 minutes which is much appreciated when most entries in this genre just feel bloated.

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