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  • The Magnificent Seven

    The Magnificent Seven 2016

    Watched 23 Sep, 2016

    Favorite part was when my friend texted me about halfway through and asked if I wanted to drink Bloody Mary's with her tomorrow.

    I said yes.

  • Hell or High Water

    Hell or High Water 2016

    Watched 19 Sep, 2016

    Simple forms of wisdom and common sense: if you're offered a cold beer, drink it; got a badass gun in you trunk? use it; some bank robber leaves you a $200 tip, never rat him out; care about the future of your kids? leave them some dough. Mean and nasty without ever feeling like too much. Not the barn burning crime/drama that it could have been, but that's what I sorta admire about it. Its open-chested, sweaty predictability works really…

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  • Queen of Earth

    Queen of Earth 2015

    Watched 30 Aug, 2015

    Katherine Waterston's failed attempt to get the lights off in her bedroom by throwing a pillow at the light switch is one of the realest things I've ever seen.

  • Blackhat

    Blackhat 2015

    Watched 16 Jan, 2015

    "It's all about if I can get close enough, fast enough."

    There's no trace of the mythic in Mann's contemporary universe, only strict instances of action and reaction swirling around to dizzying effect. The visceral and physical escalation bubbles up to the surface and leaves a lasting, personal mark. Moments of romance are present but brief: Hemsworth's Hathaway surveying his lover's neckline and skin (Claire Denis has mastered this by now), or the same couple holding each other late in…