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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★★

    Holds up perfectly on rewatch. This level of character-driven action in a franchise these days, is practically nonexistent. There is a minor inconsistency with respect to what Solomon Lane has been doing the last two years, and Ilsa Faust's new mission, and we could have used a bit more development of her character, so her Stormtrooper-level of inability to carry it out could not be read as narrative convenience. But whatever, even Die Hard wasn't perfect. The set pieces here,…

  • Lean on Pete

    Lean on Pete

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'd throw myself into oncoming traffic too if I had to spend days on end walking across the country with a miserable cipher like Charlie. Or if I had to spend another minute with director Andrew Haigh's insufferable, conveniently uncomplicated, broad stroke screenplay, that is little more than an equine Forrest Gump wannabe.

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★½

    It's only been four days and I'm already tired of arguing with people about Guardians Of The Galaxy. So I say fuck this movie right in its 92% Rotten Tomatoes-approved-fresh ass. Sorry, does that offend you? Here you go, here's the Reservoir Dogs soundtrack to listen to while you read the rest of the review; apparently that can make everything better.

    People like to criticize Hollywood for making the same movie over and over again. Apparently some of those same…

  • Clouds of Sils Maria

    Clouds of Sils Maria

    ★★★★★

    You can tell after the first ten minutes of watching Clouds Of Sils Maria that it is not a Hollywood production; one, because Juliette Binoche's character Maria is still alive, and two, because Kristen Stewart is actually allowed to act, and she's pretty great at it by the way.

    In yet another year of middling roles for women, Sils Maria is a dream come true. Masterfully directed by Olivier Assayas, the film centers on an aging actress preparing to play…