Sunday, August 14, 2022

Bullet Train (2022)

This is a mixed bag if I’ve ever smelled one. I liked the actors and performances. I hated the direction and pacing. Maybe I have different tastes from the dumb hicks in the audience, but while they were lapping this schlock up I just wanted to catch the next train.

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Friday, June 3, 2022

Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

Return to a time when a movie could just be about planes and the men who fly them. Though a few decades late, Maverick is as good a sequel to Top Gun as I could ask for.

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Friday, December 31, 2021

The Matrix: Resurrections (2021)

Even for a hardcore Matrix fan, this is a difficult film to describe. Other critics didn’t cover it on release day, and still haven’t covered it. That’s not to say it’s bad, it just asks a lot of its audience.

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Thursday, December 9, 2021

No Time to Die (2021)

This is the kind of movie that you might like if you only watch action movies. A better example is Angel Has Fallen (2019), a sequel in the Has Fallen series with some genuinely tense moments. I prefer movies where the protagonist has weaknesses rather than being an indestructible superhero. This latest Bond’s only weakness is the writing, and it’s a fatal flaw.

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Saturday, November 13, 2021

Dune (2021)

While I can’t give this film a glowing recommendation, it’s interesting. Take a piss before you watch it; this is a long one.

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