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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★½

    Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise are the best things ever to happen to blockbuster filmmaking.

    4.75/5

  • Blockers

    Blockers

    ★★★

    Love, love, love this movie in theory, but the execution of it all leaves a lot to be desired.

    However, Blockers does just enough right to make it worthwhile, even if the end result could have been SO much better realized.

    3/5

  • Ocean's Eight

    Ocean's Eight

    ★★★½

    John Mulaney was wrong.

    3.5/5

  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado

    Sicario: Day of the Soldado

    ★★★½

    Anger begets greater anger.

    3.5/5

  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★½

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

    Scrap the police officer subplot and cut to black right after the final confrontation between Del Toro and Blunt, and this would be a legit flawless work of art.

    Still though, Sicario is fucking fantastic.

    That score will always give me chills.

  • Thoroughbreds

    Thoroughbreds

    ★★★★★

    So, so, so perfectly constructed in every way imaginable.

    Thoroughbreds fucks unbelievably hard, and it's difficult envisioning any other 2018 offering surpassing this utterly astonishing debut from Cory Finley.

  • Flower

    Flower

    ★★½

    So badly wants to have the same sharp, shocking, provocative effect as other "troubled youth engaged in illegal activities" films such as Spring Breakers or even Badlands did and still do, but damn does Flower struggle to get its points across in perhaps some of the most misguided ways possible.

    On the other hand, however, Zoey Deutch gives a virtuoso performance here. She's truly magnificent. It's just a shame that the script isn't written in such a way that allows…

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★

    Hereditary gives me hope.

    Hereditary gives me hope that there are people in the film industry, like those who work for the godsend that is A24, out there bold enough to release completely bat-shit insane projects like this one nationwide.

    And what glorious insanity this film releases upon unassuming movie audiences all across America.

    Certainly has a fair amount of trouble with its pacing and tone, but goddamn if Hereditary doesn't boast such an incredible atmosphere bolstered to greatness by…

  • Love, Simon

    Love, Simon

    ★★★★½

    Infinity War who?

  • Love, Simon

    Love, Simon

    ★★★★½

    Just the most adorable fucking movie in the entire world.

    Love, Simon so beautifully embraces its campiness and owns it too, hitting harder than I could have ever possibly anticipated.

    Heartbreaking, heartwarming, and ever so lovingly-crafted, this is such a joyous coming-of-age tale that has "modern classic" written all over it.

    Mark my words.

    Happy pride month, Letterboxd.

    Love, Simon>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Call Me By Your Name

    4.5/5

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★½

    Boasts an incredibly flimsy script anchored down by an even flimsier plot acted out by some of the flimsiest characters ever.

    However, Ehrenreich, Harrelson, Clarke, and especially Donald Glover make it a passable enough watch with their chemistry and charisma alone.

    If Disney had the decency of not kicking Phil Lord and Chris Miller off this project halfway through, Solo would be a million times better. 

    Oh well.

    It's harmless, I guess?

    2.5/5

  • Upgrade

    Upgrade

    ★★★★½

    Such a fucking blast from start to finish, and easily one of the most creative, unpredictable, and pulpy sci-fi actioners in recent memory.

    General audiences, please don't let Upgrade be forgotten.

    4.5/5