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  • The Best Years of Our Lives

    The Best Years of Our Lives


    That a film can simultaneously fill one with such terrible grief and joyous comedy is a beautiful thing.

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049


    A lovingly flawed replication, with twice as much of everything as necessary. I wish the entire narrative, exposition, and all of the terrible cast flashbacks, including Harrison Ford, had been entirely gutted with a scalpel to leave only Joe's existential Koyaanisqatsi-like journey across the dystopic California wasteland. These are the glorious visionary moments of Blade Runner, bogged down by inevitable nostalgia and slavish reverence to memories of the original. Still, worth the immersion for the luscious production.

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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


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

  • Papillon



    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


    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



    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.