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  • The Hole
  • Chungking Express
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  • Heathers

    ★★★

  • From One Second to the Next

  • Grizzly Man

    ★★★½

  • Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

    ★★★

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  • Another Round

    Another Round

    Mixed Drinks and Mixed Messages. Another Round's exuberance doesn't ever quite justify its dodgy premise and execution.

    Imagine a world where you don't know the phrase "dudes rock" and can't access Letterboxd or Twitter (hell for some of you, I'm sure). In this world, let's say you come across the premise for a film that four high school teachers get together and decide, in the midst of mid-life crisis, to throw back a few cold ones before work to test…

  • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

    Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

    ★★★½

    Saw and reviewed this one pretty recently. Rewatched since my girlfriend and I were looking for something lighter and she’s been impressed with the couple of Snyder films she’s seen. A second viewing helped patch up some small plot asides that I had been a bit curious about the first time. Watching this on Blu-Ray instead of HBO Max also made the animation and sound that much more gorgeous. Wild that this came to be the way it did and, while the Lego movies are pretty cute themselves, it’s a shame Animal Logic wasn’t able to follow this up with some more. #RestoreTheGahooliverse

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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★★

    If Man of Steel is about God's love for humanity and Batman v Superman is about humanity's rejection of God, Zack Snyder's Justice League is about the assembly of faith (both in the sense of a community and the action of building). The film probes the depths of guilt and redemption, tribal loyalty and global unity, and the difficulties between parents and their children. It's just as much of an ambitious mess as its predecessors if not moreso, but it's…

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★½

    Warner Bros.' DC Comics' Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Ultimate Edition finds itself in a tug-of-war between studio pressure for franchise potential and a desire to develop the themes of its excellent predecessor, Man of Steel. The film manages, through almost pure philosophical ambition and a strong effort by Snyder for aesthetic grandiosity, to overcome its more by-the-numbers elements.

    Batman v Superman is indeed a hodgepodge of (commercially) successful elements of other franchise films. There are loads…