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  • Hot Pursuit

    Hot Pursuit

    ★½

    Two funny lead actresses? Check. A somewhat decent plot? Check. Well, sort of. Hot Pursuit had a chance of being an enjoyable buddy/road movie, but those chances are dashed by the abysmal script that Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara have to deal with. Not all the chemistry in the world could have helped a script as unfunny as this.

    Hot Pursuit follows a strait-laced cop, Cooper (Witherspoon), someone who has become a joke within her workplace due to her apparent…

  • Southpaw

    Southpaw

    ★★★½

    Movie transformations are usually impressive, whether it’s Christian Bale’s for The Machinist or Charlize Theron’s for Monster. Jake Gyllenhaal’s transformation to play champion boxer Billy Hope in Southpaw is a lot more impressive when you contrast it with his previous film. Last year Gyllenhaal could be seen playing the wiry sociopath, Louis Bloom, in Nightcrawler. His performance was nothing short of astonishing there. Here, Gyllenhaal keeps good on his promise of being one of the best working actors today.

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★★

    Unlike anything I've ever seen. The mix of documentary style shooting and gorgeous visuals works very well. Glazer has created an intelligent social commentary on what it's like to be alone. Johansson gives her strongest performance since Lost in Translation, really amazing work. She manages to switch between charmingly seductive and ice cold predator effortlessly. Truly terrifying performance. Mica Levi's score is also quite terrifying, it's been stuck in my head since I watched it. Glazer has crafted a haunting masterpiece which showcases Johansson's talents.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★★

    If you've ever seen a Wes Anderson film you can guess the kind of zany antics to expect within his films and The Grand Budapest Hotel is no different. The film follows the escapades of Gustave H., the concierge of the renowned Grand Budapest Hotel and his new lobby boy, Zero. After one of his elderly lovers is found dead, Gustave comes under suspicion for her murder and must prove his innocence to the authorities and find the real killer…