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  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Godzilla
  • Down by Law

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  • The Evil Dead

    ★★★★

  • Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★★

  • Tough Guy: The Bob Probert Story

    ★★★½

  • The Invisible Man

    ★★★★½

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  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

    ★★★★½

    The blight of the inner city meets samurai ethics in Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.

    Ghost Dog cannot fairly be compared to homaged works (past or future) like Kill Bill or Menace to Society, because frankly it tells its own story. The film isn’t about over the top action nonsense; it’s actually fairly reserved yet far from boring. Forest Whitaker fantastically portrays the modern samurai: silent, deadly, yet restrained and respectful to the people who have shown such qualities…

  • Shin Godzilla

    Shin Godzilla

    ★★★★½

    I really could write pages on this film, but here’s a semi-concise review:

    Shin Godzilla would have the same message if Godzilla was completely absent from the film: democracy takes time and in times of panic, progress is often slow. Most of the film actually focuses around the governments response to the crisis, and endless meetings and discussions on legal jurisdiction and precedent make sure you get the message of how slow the system can be. It gets a bit…

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  • The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead

    ★★★★

    Off-the-rails bloody demon nonsense.

  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★★

    “That is the future of labor.”

    When Being John Malkovich turns into Office Space turns into Wolf of Wall Street may not even be fair to Sorry to Bother You, as this one boasts a uniquely surreal screenplay where you’re not exactly sure what’s currently happening or what might unfold next. A whole cast of oddballs seemingly trapped in this alternate Oakland that’s slowly cracking at the seams. Rooted in real-world commentaries, it’s alternate universe world stretches the imagination brilliantly.

    Huge props to Boots Riley in his directorial debut creating something so beautifully weird, funny, and fresh.

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  • King Kong vs. Godzilla

    King Kong vs. Godzilla

    ★★★½

    While I was initially disappointed that Criterion’s Godzilla Box Set had the international version of this movie, I was pleasantly surprised and didn’t mind it’s edits. While the dub is a bit lazy, the actual movie feels quite fun and has some good humor, action, and effects. While not as sophisticated as the original Godzilla, I would challenge with my belief that Godzilla vs King Kong is a more entertaining watch for general audiences. I’ll have to get around to watching the Japanese release version someday.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    ★★★½

    Scorsese’s take on Black Monday and the true story of Jordan Belanger is outrageous and shows the materialistic greed we all likely have deep down. With a great score, absurd comedy, and just tiny* amounts of sex, drugs, and violence, The Wolf of Wall Street is a valiant triumph with a story that quite literally comes crashing down around itself.