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  • The Founder

    The Founder

    ★★★½

    Well written, well acted, pedestrianally directed pseudo-satire that has a lot of parallels with our current climate and the tragedy of a small business getting shafted by a scuzzy raider who only wants to glorify himself. Unfortunately, everyone involved knows Ray Kroc is the villain of this story EXCEPT, it seems, its director, who plots out scenes with such milquetoast blandness that the bite in the script is dulled. Not a bad film by any stretch, but disappointing all the same.

  • 21 Jump Street

    21 Jump Street

    ★★★½

    A surprisingly fun and entertaining revamp of the cheesy 80s TV show. Jonah Hill manages to break out of his normal schtick and plays a character here, not the typical vulgar improv-a-thon he's usually seen as. The biggest surprise, however, is Channing Tatum, who proves to be useful for the first time ever. Buried under all the cardboard glowering and dimensionless machismo is a goofy guy with terrific comedic timing. Who saw that coming?

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  • 50/50

    50/50

    ★★★★½

    JGL is just incredible in this. Oscars, you're so freaking boring for ignoring this.