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  • They Live

    They Live

    ★★★★

    I feel like this movie becomes increasingly thematically relevant every year. Hard to believe this movie is from 1988 when someone could make a movie with the exact same premise today and it would still be topical.

    So where do I get some of those glasses?

  • Enter the Dragon

    Enter the Dragon

    ★★★½

    Crazy to think that this movie spawned nearly three decades of mortal kombat games.

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  • Shin Godzilla

    Shin Godzilla

    ★★★★

    When I first saw the bizarre CGI amphibian Godzilla wiggle onto land, gazing into the camera with its comical googly eyes, I thought I had made a mistake by walking into the theater. Fortunately for me, what followed was actually a very compelling critique of the ineffectiveness of overly bureaucratic government. Most of the movie takes place inside of meeting rooms, so fans of gratuitous kaiju carnage may want to avoid this one, but anyone interested in a fresh, unique take on the big lizard should check it out.

  • Upgrade

    Upgrade

    ★★★

    Stay for the action, forget about the script.

    While it's cool that Upgrade goes for some topical themes that aren't commonly explored (ie. what is the place of the working class in an increasingly automated society), it covers them with heavy hands and clumsy broad strokes, often bringing up an idea and dismissing in the same line (the vr stuff).

    The plot is kinda weak, there's some cool worldbuilding but mostly it just exists to get us from setpiece to…