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  • Manglehorn

    Manglehorn

    ★★

    Pacino gives a nice performance here, but his character is so odd and hard to gauge. He makes decisions and acts in ways that make zero sense. This was a very unfulfilling film.

  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad

    ★★

    This movie has a lot of problems, but I'll give it credit for not being boring. My biggest issue is not the lengthy character intros, but rather Ayer and company introducing them as villains and then expecting us to buy them as heroes with no transitional period. The weak CGI, the entire ending, the lousy villain, and the fact that it's not believable for this group to accomplish what they do are all among my gripes. Margo Robbie owns this…

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    ★★★★★

    "I'm never eating at Benihana again. I don't care whose birthday it is."

    The Wolf of Wall Street, Scorsese's 23rd feature and his 5th collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio, is just damn brilliant.

    It is one of the best films of the year. Every cast and crew member is firing on all cylinders. I was tempted to say this is DiCaprio's Goodfellas in terms of his tenure under Scorsese's wing because it has more in common with that, but from a…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★

    The final 30-45 minutes of Nightcrawler contain some of the most gripping cinema you will see this year. It is an insane, adrenaline-fueled ending that will have the viewer on the edge of their seat, on pins and needles, white-knuckled, and any other overused critic line you can think of. I'm not sure how interested I would have been in Dan Gilroy's debut had it not been for the magnificent first trailer. The ones that followed weren't as crazy, but…