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  • Collateral Damage

    Collateral Damage

    ★★

    I was about to say this movie is really, really, REALLY bad until an unexpected twist and fairly exciting last twenty minutes saved it ever so slightly. Now it's just really quite bad.

    The Collateral Beauty of action movies. With a script written by someone's dad who's read a few Tom Clancy novels, its politics are atrociously bad. It's not helped by director Andrew Davis, who aside from The Fugitive and Under Siege, is the king of this very kind…

  • The Boys from Brazil

    The Boys from Brazil

    ★★★★

    This movie is bananas in the best possible way. Super fun 70's paranoid thriller, a B movie starring three of the greatest actors of the twentieth century. Could have easily been the plot of a James Bond movie, but instead of Roger Moore putzing around the scenery and sleeping with models, we get a super old Laurence Olivier as a Jewish Nazi hunter living in a decrepit apartment. SO much better. Is there anything better, really, than Gregory Peck and…

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Daisy Ridley is my hero.

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    My most highly anticipated movie since last year's It Follows. Green Room came on my radar around the time Blue Ruin was released, and shot way to the top of it when those clips and trailers started surfacing. A siege movie featuring a PC DC punk band against neo nazi skinheads? So up my alley. And of particular importance to me as an aging, now grown up former DC area punk kid.

    Green Room first and foremost gets that particular…