This is a Movie Review: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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CREDIT: Jima (Atsushi Nishijima)/A24

I give The Killing of a Sacred Deer 3 out of 5 Bleeding Eyeballs: http://newscult.com/movie-review-killing-sacred-deer-disturbingly-unforgettable-horror-director-lobster/

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This Is a Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049

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CREDIT: Stephen Vaughan/Alcon Entertainment/Warner Bros.

When I write pre-release reviews, I include a list of similar titles, genres, etc. to indicate whether or not the movie being reviewed is worth recommending. I do not usually do that for my quicker reviews, but I feel compelled to do so for Blade Runner 2049. To wit: Blade Runner 2049 is recommended if you like Fringe, Orphan Black, the Futurama episode “A Clockwork Origin,” and of course, the original Blade Runner. They all play around with questions of identity and being godlike in the creation of new life. I wonder if they influenced Denis Villeneuve and company. Of course, they were all probably influenced by the original. Except for Blade Runner itself. Although that would be an interesting philosophical claim to say that a movie influenced itself.

I loved the hologram sex scene.

I give Blade Runner 2049 80% Existence out of 100 Replicants.

This Is a Movie Review: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

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CREDIT: Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix

I give The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) 4 out of 5 Ex-Wives: http://newscult.com/movie-review-noah-baumbach-adam-sandlers-sensibilities-align-perfectly-meyerowitz-stories-new-selected/

This Is a Movie Review: The Foreigner

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CREDIT: STX Films

I give The Foreigner 3 out of 5 Tree Branch Traps: http://newscult.com/movie-review-its-chan-vs-brosnan-in-revenge-thriller-the-foreigner/

This Is a Movie Review: Happy Death Day

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CREDIT: Universal Pictures

I give Happy Death Day 3.75 out of 5 Tylenols: http://newscult.com/movie-review-the-paradox-of-life-is-that-a-happy-death-day-makes-a-happy-birthday-celebrating/

This Is a Movie Review: Breathe

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CREDIT: Laurie Sparham/Bleecker Street/Participant Media

I give Breathe 2.75 out of 5 Disabled “Prisoners”: http://newscult.com/movie-review-breathe-advocates-overcoming-polio-sake-picnics/

This Is a Movie Review: Human Flow

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CREDIT: Amazon Studios

I give Human Flow 3 out of 5 Evil People Sent Into Space: http://newscult.com/movie-review-human-flow-ai-weiweis-refugee-documentary-oddly-constructed-still-essential-viewing/

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