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  • Color Out of Space

    Color Out of Space


    2020 - RANKED

    Adding this to my long-gestating film thesis that just because you (Lovecraft) did it first doesn’t mean you did it better (Annihilation).

    Recognizing that this is an adaptation of a book by a genre director, I’m not saying it *should* have been as good as Alex Garland’s masterwork, but I can see where he and author Jeff VanderMeer got a lot of their inspiration from. Thing crashes to earth, alters the environment, and hilarity ensues.

    Garland and…

  • The Gentlemen

    The Gentlemen


    2020 - RANKED

    My relationship with Guy Ritchie is a lot like my relationship with my Trump-loving Uncle; I don’t have one.

    So coming into The Gentlemen, having not seen Snatch, I hoped for a middleish of the road studio picture kinda like the Sherlock Holmes movies. But I was prepared to see Aladdin-level work.

    Turns out, I got something closer in quality to The Man from U.N.C.L.E, which is a long way of saying this movie fucking rules. Last year it…

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  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp


    If you're looking for a sequel to a fun movie to challenge you on a emotional level: watch Paddington 2.

    If you're looking for a sequel to push its narrative in a fresh direction: watch Paddington 2.

    If you're looking for a script that has anything resembling ambition or ingenuity: watch Paddington 2.

    If you want to continue giving these movies a pass even though I'm positive you know this one was kinda sucky because #Marvel #Is #Fun: Maybe watch…

  • Triple Frontier

    Triple Frontier


    A bloody, morose, white knuckle affair about greed and its ability to ruin decent people inside and out.

    Chandor directs as if he’s auditioning to make the next Mission: Impossible and we’re all the better for it.

    Grade: 8.5/10