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  • Train to Busan

    Train to Busan

    ★★★★★

    I thought "Train to Busan" was extraordinary. I can't praise it enough. It's the best zombie movie I've ever seen by a long mile. For those who would study zombie movies as cinema, I would think it ranks with "Night Of The Living Dead" and "Dawn Of The Dead." I love "Day Of The Dead" despite and because of its cheesy faults, but that kind of ironic appreciation is not needed here. This movie isn't cheesy. I found it practically…

  • Gerald's Game

    Gerald's Game

    ★½

    It was uneven but okay up until Imaginary Gerald rose from the dead and started yammering away, and then "Gerald's Game" took a sharp nosedive for me. It often felt more like a theatrical play than a movie, and not in a good way. More like in a talky and overly-pretentious manner.

    "Gerald's Game" an unpleasant little tale that struggles to justify its existence with themes of parental sexual abuse and searching for self-worth. But in reality it's a simple,…

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Sorry, friends and neighbors. I really hated "Hereditary." It genuinely puzzles me as to why this film is getting such great reviews and why it seemed so awful to me on multiple levels. My taste meter must be way off kilter. I don't even know how such a film got made in the first place. I promise that I'm not trying to be contrarian, but it seems like, once again, I'm far, far outside the critical consensus when it comes…

  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    ½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The worst movie I've seen in years and the worst summer blockbuster I've seen since 2002's "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones". At least "Indiana Jones And The Crystal Skull" had the killer ant sequence. I can't think of a single standout scene in "The Amazing Spider-Man".

    I thought it was dreadfully dull, if I had been a kid I would have been bored out of my skull. It's some of the laziest plotting I've ever seen.…