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  • The Firm
  • A Moment of Innocence
  • Millennium Mambo
  • Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

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  • Cosmopolis

    ★★★★★

  • Once Upon a Time in Triad Society

  • Chi-Raq

    ★★★★★

  • The Lost City of Z

    ★★★★★

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  • Cosmopolis

    Cosmopolis

    ★★★★★

    the plot is founded on a contrivance (traveling to get a haircut during a political revolution) instigated by a contrived individual (points at money and makes it move) who espouses nothing but the most contrived takes imaginable (“violence is meant to be real.”) packer’s forced existence (read: contrived), sustained by daily check-ups and [asymmetrical] prostate exams, is as grotesque as anything cronenberg had done previously: here, his success is primarily in satire as opposed to his instantly-recognizable visual metaphors, but…

  • Once Upon a Time in Triad Society

    Once Upon a Time in Triad Society

    starts off as a rewind-the-clock character study on the Baddest Guy Who Ever Lived (whose weapon of choice is always an unbreakable bottle of alcohol) before devolving into francis Ng groaning every one of his lines out and becoming so obsessed with the idea of having sex with twins that he accidentally murders his estranged friend moments before a surprise birthday party reveal. at least they explain why he groans: while in hiding in Japan, Ng and his pregnant wife…

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  • Hulk

    Hulk

    nobody told me that this comic book movie - about a father trying to at first destroy and then exploit the power inherent in his son’s repressed emotions/memories, and his son coming to terms with his own abuse and allowing himself to productively anger about it - was gonna end with an hour of the most surreal looney tunes takedown of the US military just months following the invasion of iraq: this giant green (crayon green) man who just wants…

  • Lupin the Third: The Mystery of Mamo

    Lupin the Third: The Mystery of Mamo

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

    can be a bit slow-moving at times and there’s a general pervasive blandness to the world it depicts (no doubt due to the oversized cels), but this thing ends with a fucking giant immortal brain riding a big rocket towards a distant planet and the only one who can stop him is lupin, a man who has three things on his mind: zenigata, boobs, and fujiko mine. and underneath that, even further into his subconscious, is absolutely nothing.

    this is…