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  • Top Gun

  • The Raid

    ★★★★

  • Death Proof

    ★★★★½

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★½

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  • Ambulance

    Ambulance

    ★★★½

    Truly the most coked-out thing I've seen in a theater since...well, the last Michael Bay movie I saw in a theater (probably Transformers 3).

    AmbuLAnce is strongest in the opening hour leading to the titular getaway vehicle. Bay stages the bank robbery with the dynamic and propulsive kineticism we've come to expect from him but demonstrates a masterful control of tension that Transformers would never allow. He's finally back in the real world, away from staging CG-ballets, and all you…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    gone girl is the greatest accomplishment in the history of cinema. any identifiable flaws are actually strokes of genius disguised as weaknesses in theme or acting. sorry, haterz.

  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★

    Very problematic. During its peaks, Lost in Translation captures "being stuck" better than most movies I've seen. Coppola is great at mining moments of boredom and loneliness for emotional impact. Being by yourself in a place you don't know can feel like an empty experience. When Bob and Charlotte share that emptiness, there's an unspoken tension to their relationship that really elevates the film. The karaoke scene is just...ugh. Swoon.

    The worst bits range from contrived to racist. The hooker…