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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

    Cruise running, Cruise stunting. What else do you need?

    I did miss the heist planning of the earlier films but this trades that for more on-the-fly make it up as you go moments much like the way this movie was made.

  • Blockers

    Blockers

    ★★★½

    A surprisingly uplifting film about the age old tradition of stopping your teenagers from having sex.

    The performances are great but it's the little jokes I appreciated rather than the gratuitous for gratuitous' sake butt-chugging spectacle gags.

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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight

    ★★★½

    The chase, following up leads, all that reporterly stuff. Spotlight condenses tedious paperwork into a thrilling conspiracy to uncover the truth. And what a big case it is.

    As put early in the piece, "You want to sue the Church?"

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★

    How long is this movie, I asked myself at several points during. Not because I was bored, far from it. But from the inescaping snail’s pace like the original. Shots linger on Gosling as he does his best robotic acting, a figure staunchly silent against the bright lights and fog of this 2049, an alternate vision of the future that started with Ridley’s Blade Runner, set in 2019. Sure there’s the occasional action moment or gory death, but make no…