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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 374 – Stranger Things 4, Vol. 1 (Patreon Reviews)

In this special episode, I am releasing all of my Patreon-Exclusive episode reviews of Stranger Things 4, Vol. 1 on the main feed. Listen to me share the highs and lows of the seven episodes that were released on May 27 in preparation for Vol. 2, which releases on July 1st. To hear my thoughts on Vol. 2, you’ll need to sign up to our Patreon at the $2 or higher levels at Patreon.com/ObsessiveViewer.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 372 – The Northman (2022) & Jurassic World: Dominion (2022) – Happiness (1998), and Lightyear (2022) – Guest: Sam Watermeier (Midwest Film Journal)

In this episode, I welcome my friend Sam Watermeier from Midwest Film Journal back to the show to review Robert Eggers’ The Northman and Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World Dominion. We also discuss one of Sam’s favorite films, Todd Solondz’s 1998 film, Happiness and I give a brief review of Pixar’s latest, Lightyear.

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Movie Review: Memory (2022)

Memory, from director Martin Campbell, is the latest in the seemingly never-ending slew of Liam Neeson action films. Its plot is as bare bones as they come as it spins its yarn of a dual narrative between Alex Lewis (Neeson’s hitman with a conscious) and an FBI agent (Guy Pearce) who crosses his path. The straightforward plot finds Alex (who’s battling the early stages of alzheimer’s) turning his gun on those who hired him after he’s contracted to murder a child. Meanwhile, Pearce’s Vincent forms a connection with the young undocumented victim of human trafficking that Neeson has spared.

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Movie Review: Deep Water (2022)

For the briefest moment in Deep Water’s increasingly ridiculous tonal massacre of a climax, there’s a slight glimmer that something sort of unique may happen. However, the feeling is fleeting as the film’s ending simply confirms what we’ve already assumed through the previous hour and a half; not only does Deep Water not have any idea what it wants to be, but director Adrian Lyne doesn’t seem up to figuring it out himself. Instead, Lyne poses the question, “What if an erotic thriller was devoid of sexuality while also lacking any suspense whatsoever?” The jumbled and maddeningly awkward Deep Water is the answer and it’s not something that’s worth seeking out.