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  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★

    Some rather disturbing subtext.

  • Ingrid Goes West

    Ingrid Goes West

    ★★★½

    "Tupac said there'd be days like this."

  • Papillon

    Papillon

    ★½

    Such a mime of the Dalton Trumbo / Franklin Schaffner interpretation that there's even a mime in it. The book remains to be faithfully adapted.

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★½

    Incredible Sorcerer-like soundtrack, vivid celluloid cinematography, and amazing performances.

  • Logan Lucky

    Logan Lucky

    ★★★

    It has a bit of a drawl, even when racing, but it's single moment of pure Americana was charming enough to win me over.

  • Mask

    Mask

    ★★★★★

    I needed this to wash my eyes after the last few movies I've seen.

  • Atomic Blonde

    Atomic Blonde

    ★★

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

    All the elements are there, so I should have loved it. Blondie haircut -- check. 80's soundtrack -- check. The titles and color scheme of Stormy Monday -- check. So why was I so abjectly bored? At one point the heroine of this average movie walks into a genuine classic, which is mercifully kept in soft focus until she pulls a fire alarm literally ruining that screening. David Leitch clearly loves his references, and he's an awesome fight coordinator (there's…

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★

    Boring, non-sensical, and not as feminist as I had hoped.

  • Rocky IV

    Rocky IV

    ★★★

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

    I feel a little bad for Drago, who was probably sent to a gulag after losing to Rocky.

  • A Little Romance

    A Little Romance

    ★★★★½

    What a wonderful and nostalgic film this is for me. It completely reconnects me with my youth in a way few films do. George Roy Hill was such an amazing director. Between this film, The Great Waldo Pepper, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Sting, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he’s made some of my favorite movies. While watching this again I had wonder, would Hollywood today make a film like this today? A film where two 14 year old kids go…

  • Lifeboat

    Lifeboat

    ★★★★★

    My very favorite Hitchcock film. An argument with a professor over the themes of the film were the reason I left film school. I haven't rewatched the movie since that year, 1986, and it's still as powerful an experience for me today as it was then. Easily one of my favorite screenplays.

  • Tombstone

    Tombstone

    ★★★★

    Incredible cast.