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  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    ★★★★

    I spent the last 400 words or so of this review thinking about what the John Wick movies are trying to say about our world because I think John Wick is a modern myth or folktale: moreso, even, than our comic book heroes. Also, there's a haiku.

    freebeacon.com/culture/john-wick-chapter-3-parabellum-review/

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★★

    I'm perfectly willing to admit that its predecessor is superior, but there's something delightfully gonzo about the whole movie. From the Eurotrash band rocking the catacombs with an electric fiddle to the assassin hunt through the streets of NYC to the ridiculous world building, the whole thing is endlessly entertaining.

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  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★

    I’ve always liked this movie despite the fact that the kids at the end come up with the stupidest plan ever to kill “It,” involving, like, a pool and electricity and bedsheets. Just dig a fucking hole and wait for It to walk in and then fill the hole with cement. 

    Compared to UNDER THE SILVER LAKE, Mitchell feels a bit more in control: the showy camera moves (like that spinning 360 shot in the high school hall) serve a…

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★½

    Ten years of Marvel movies culminates in three hours of (awesome) fan service.

    freebeacon.com/culture/avengers-endgame-review/