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  • Get Out

    Get Out


    Mr. Peele. Of "Key and Peele." I know right, what the hell? This man may not have directed before but he knows what he's doing. Each shot has purpose, each scene breathes evident life of the twists that are to come. His story is a scalpel cutting through genre tropes left and right, while tackling the hot-blooded racial tensions our country is sitting on like it's a life saving bomb. Great art puts a mirror up to it's audience; here,…

  • Chicken Run

    Chicken Run


    If chickens had been in The Great Escape.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2


    Pleasing big budget entertainment that manages to hit most of the right neon-colored notes and still be the best thing by far in the MCU.

  • If Looks Could Kill

    If Looks Could Kill


    Richard Greico is the man we all men wish we could be...

  • Casting JonBenet

    Casting JonBenet


    Having boys smash a small watermelon with a flashlight does not a great documentary​ make.

  • Twin Peaks

    Twin Peaks


    My gosh, what have I been missing...

  • Celeste in the City

    Celeste in the City


    She tied me down and made me watch it.

  • Blazing Saddles

    Blazing Saddles


    Still stands the test of time, and not just as a broad comedy, but as sharp satire, subversive racial commentary and a fourth wall breaking, film-within-a-film-within-real-life-within-a-film tight rope walk of brilliance.

  • Priceless



    While it's subject matter is admirably handled, it's tone deaf.

  • Sing



    The story is almost non-existent, while the humor finds its way about half the time and the rest it's just grating. I may have smiled some but I didn't like it all that much.

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


    While it plugs interesting details into the overarching story, it just doesn't make us care for our main characters. They don't make any purposeful choices until the final battle, thus leaving us cold to the action sequences and their consequences.

  • Five Came Back

    Five Came Back


    A sharply, well-put together and historically and cinematically important documentary.