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  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    ★★★★½

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

    In the whole John Wick character arc spanning these 3 wonderful films, Parabellum,  shows that Keanu Reeves and gang are just as explosive as ever. 

    We all knew what to expect going in really, but even so, the action set pieces feel fresh and wildly entertaining with upgraded cinematography and lighting that firmly marks this franchise as a successful action blockbuster. I thought John Wick: Chapter 2 looked clean, at least more so than the first, but this one fully…

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★★★

    Sequels with more money fail right? The director, actors, writers, they get tired and are only back for the paychecks. But John Wick, I’m thinking he’s back. John Wick: Chapter 2, far exceeds its predecessor, maybe not in title but in everything else, absolutely.

    John Wick’s past has caught up to him still, like a drug addict with constant cravings, except its vengeance and blood for John. The John Wick Cinematic Universe or as I like to call it, the…

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  • Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

    Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

    ★★★★

    Nuance?
    Fuck that.
    Subtlety? 
    Fuck that.
    Dialogue?
    Fuck
    That.

    Story of Ricky is the perfect kung fu exploitation film I’ve seen in awhile. It’s a fun and gory time where you can literally leave your brain at the door and enjoy some cheesy kung fu. The death scenes are bonkers, expect loony toon action, but with ridiculous amounts of gore. It’s a bloody good time with shit English dubs. Sometimes, simplicity is really all you need.

  • Turbo Kid

    Turbo Kid

    ★★★★

    Turbo Kid is fantastic, but I imagine that it’s a bit more niche for the average movie goer and then maybe even cut that population in half. To fully enjoy it is to have a lot of 80s action and sci fi movie background and a preference for retro synth wave. And also love Michael Ironside. Oh and ridiculous violence and gore. Luckily for me I love all of those aspects so this did not disappoint. I think it might…

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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★½

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

    A fitting and satisfying end with a healthy (in both senses of the word)  fanservice, Avengers: Endgame, achieves a cinematic marvel that has never before been breached in traditional film. Endgame accomplishs usually what only television and books are only capable of doing: concluding an epic long fable with dozens of characters you love and know and saying goodbye that is bittersweet, but earned. 

    Although, the Russo’s seems to lure you in with supposed stakes by drawing out the length…

  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake

    ★★★½

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

    At first impression, I’m giving this a solid 3.5, but this is one of those films that easily could change over time— in either direction.

    There’s a lot to unpackage with this bizarre arthouse (bizarre is a bit redundant here) film as anyone who has seen this can understand this sentiment. I can attempt to describe this as a postmodern neo noir, erotic thriller, so clearly this isn’t for everyone. 

    Right off the bat the director metaphorically jerks off Alfred…