Just Say Yes

Drug war movies are all about naïve cops learning that there are no “right” choices in the world of mustachioed men who sniff coke and carry Uzis. Meanwhile, those aforementioned Uzi-wielding mustachioed men rise to power in the criminal underworld and beg anyone who will listen to please, just please, say hello to their little […]

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With a Rebel Scream

Remember Scream? The self-aware slasher movie about teenagers who’d seen so many horror movies they could actually predict the clichés they’d run into while being chased by a masked killer. Scream created a tidal wave of “meta” horror movies criticizing genre tropes that we will never recover from. Till this very day, […]

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Leave Me a Clone

In between John Wick movies and torturing his fans by pretending Bill & Ted 3 is coming soon (it’s been “coming soon” for 15 years), Keanu Reeves has made quite the little side-career out of starring in low-key thrillers that are usually released straight to Redbox or streaming. Not even “straight to […]

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Idle Wild

It’s unfair that I watched Wildife. Now I have to poop out a review. The umpteenth film I’ve seen this year that I could not possibly care less about, Paul Dano’s directorial debut exists in the cinematic uncanny valley. It looks great and you’d be stupid to think we live in a […]

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Boredom as Motive

Before I get started, I just want to point out that American Animals’ unusually high “Audience Score” on RottenTomatoes.com is almost certainly manipulated by the film’s distributor, MoviePass Ventures. Not that it’s a huge deal, but I get a kick out of it. Recent reports claim MoviePass Ventures also manipulated the Audience […]

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