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  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    ★★★½

    I'm not sure the point of remaking this, other than to present an angry Muslim cliche and to call out Secrets & Lies for being a forgettable movie. I guess Friedkin just wanted to re-do it with his own cast, which isn't a completely invalid reason. In fact, I want to do that too. Here's how I'd recast it:

    JUROR 1 (Martin Balsam, Courtney B. Vance) Stanley Tucci
    JUROR 2 (John Fiedler, Ossie Davis) Carey Mulligan
    JUROR 3 (Lee J. Cobb,…

  • The Wild Bunch

    The Wild Bunch

    ★★★★

    Spinoff idea: The Wild Brunch.

    Ten men go out to eat. The restaurant is out of eggs. Everybody dies.

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  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

    Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

    ★★★

    “You don’t get to be Hedy Lamarr AND smart.”

    Beauty and intelligence can always be weaponized. What this documentary shows is that if you’re a woman, one or both can be weaponized against you.

  • Rust and Bone

    Rust and Bone

    ★★★½

    The praise has gone to Cotillard in this one, but she had vfx assistance. The work Schoenaerts does to ensure the audience doesn’t hate him is the real trick here.

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  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★½

    Just another piece of anti-goat propaganda perpetuated by Hollywood.

    VVhen vvill it stop?

  • Collateral Beauty

    Collateral Beauty

    It's shocking – absolutely shocking – that of the movies in which Will Smith shoehorned his son Jaden, this movie, one requiring a YOUNGER VERSION OF WILL SMITH, wasn't one of them.