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  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★

    Peter Sellers was tremendous, but Dr. Strangelove falls flat the way so many satirical pieces from this time do. It just feels like everything is so on the nose while it’s trying to be witty and doesn’t translate to a modern comedic audience.

  • The Meg

    The Meg

    ★★★

    It’s like Skyscraper but underwater. Major action star (Jason Statham/The Rock) takes on an oversized version of a thing (shark/building). It’s not nearly as bad as it should be and honestly, I’ll watch anything with Statham.

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  • Velvet Buzzsaw

    Velvet Buzzsaw

    ★★★

    Velvet Buzzsaw could’ve been two very different movies. It’s could have been a tremendous thriller or a wacky direct-to-DVD horror movie. Instead, Netflix catches us somewhere in the middle with a powerhouse cast making the absolute most out of what they’re given.

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★½

    Arguably the most fantastic dystopia in all of film, but it’s still pretty boring. It’s dark and brooding like a noir flick but doesn’t have the snappy 40s and 50s dialogue. It’s a sci-fi powerhouse, but the androids are indistinguishable from normal people. It has Harrison Ford as a grizzled cop and he’s not nearly as cool as he should be. You can’t deny it is a cinematic marvel, especially for 1982, but it just doesn’t resonate like a Star Wars or Terminator.