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  • The Way Back

    The Way Back

    ★★★★

    Going into this film, I had heard that it was a "different sports movie", that it's not what you think it will be. By all accounts, these reports are spot on; it's a very different sports drama (in a good way) that also doubles as Ben Affleck's best performance of the 2010's, maybe even his career. If you keep up with tabloid gossip about Affleck, then you will understand why this was such an important role for him, but I'll…

  • The Art of Self-Defense

    The Art of Self-Defense

    ★★★★

    Riley Stearns' fantastic follow up film to 2014's Faults, The Art of Self-Defense, is a hilarious, dark and twisted journey through a karate dojo with more than a few secrets. As a kid, I participated in karate and really found a love for it. So much so, that I earned my black belt. I was massively intrigued in this film solely due to my own background. Watching it through, they got quite a few things right about a karate class.…

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  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★

    In Jordan Peele's second outing as a writer/director, Us delivers the ambitious, inventive and creepy horror that he established in Get Out, but also falls a bit short of the mark overall. With Peele becoming the new go-to horror director of Hollywood, it's safe to say that Get Out was no fluke or one-time hit for him. Us is excellently shot, brilliantly acted and well written.

    I loved every shot of this film. From the opening on the beach with…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    Bong Joon-ho's end of decade masterpiece, Parasite, is a timely, ruminative and cautionary tale about the dangers and pitfalls of social class. Like everyone else in the world, I adored this film for it's sudden tone shifts, it's incredible acting and beautiful cinematography. The star of it all is the masterful script Bong wrote with Han Jin-won.

    Going into this film, I thought it was going to be a horror flick, almost like The Host. But what I got was…