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  • The Thrilling Sword
  • Dinosaurs In A Mining Facility
  • Master with Cracked Fingers
  • Fury of Achilles

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  • Saloum

    ★★★★

  • The Black Panther Warriors

    ★★★½

  • Dead Silence

    ★★★½

  • Nightbooks

    ★★★½

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  • Saloum

    Saloum

    ★★★★

    A scorcher of a genre mash-up that is at once a breathless run-on sentence and an incredibly dense meditation on revenge.

    Yann Gael deserves to be a megastar, as he's charisma personified as the leader of the Hyenas, a trio of mercenaries that find themselves trapped in a small remote village with a briefcase full of gold bricks and an army on their tail. Problems arise when a cop and a deaf-mute woman show up with secrets ready to explode,…

  • The Black Panther Warriors

    The Black Panther Warriors

    ★★★½

    A kaleidoscope of images you will see nowhere else: A super tech person who is a drooling baby if he doesn't have a pacifier in his mouth, Simon Yam using cards to create a forcefield around him to deflect bullets, and jokes so tasteless they'll make your jaw hit the floor. Every action scene features hundreds of bodies running through the frame and exploding.

    (black panther roaring sound)

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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★

    You know what, I've reached my Marvel film factory threshold.

    The last few movies were duds, I found the TV shows' a slog, and now SHANG-CHI, a movie that's right up my alley, left me cold. I should be blown away by a martial arts extravaganza that takes place in the comic book universe I love!

    The fights are great - shot in long takes with excellent choreography by Brad Allan (RIP) and Andy Cheng. The first act moves at…

  • Assassination Nation

    Assassination Nation

    ★½

    The film starts with a TRIGGER WARNINGS joke. Oof.

    Politically all over the place and tonally repugnant. The film is about the horrors of mob violence and it goosed our audience to scream "KILL! KILL! KILL!" at one point.

    I'm a white dude, so it's not really my place to say this, but it kinda felt uncomfortable watching another white dude make a film about the complexities of being a young woman that revels in mentally and physically abusing them until it switches into a heavy-handed "ISN'T THIS VIOLENCE KEWL!?" finale.