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  • Bullet Train

    ★★½

  • Nope

    ★★★

  • Persuasion

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    ★★★½

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  • Bullet Train

    Bullet Train

    ★★½

    “Bullet Train” has a lot going for it. The thrill ride on steroids boasts an A-list cast led by Brad Pitt and the stylistic flourishes of the director of “Deadpool 2” and “Atomic Blonde.”

    Underneath its flashy exterior and neon lightning, however, “Bullet Train” rings hollow. David Leitch’s mindless actioner is all style and no substance. There’s plenty of twists and turns, but little payoff when this train finally reaches its destination.

    Based on the 2010 novel, “Bullet Train” brings…

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★

    Writer/director Jordan Peele set the world on fire with his groundbreaking first film, “Get Out” (2017). The clever social-horror commentary about race relations in America is one of the best films of the last decade. “Get Out” had people talking long after its release, winning the Academy Award for best original screenplay and receiving a much-deserved nomination for best picture.

    Since then, the visionary Peele set a high standard for his films. His sophomore effort, “Us” (2019), marked the director’s…

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  • A Good Day to Die Hard

    A Good Day to Die Hard

    You're better off watching any of the previous "Die Hard" films instead of this. OK action, lame plot, lame father-son dynamics. Even John McClane can't save this film.

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

    ★★★½

    My review for my "Take 2" column for The Citizens' Voice:

    Sixty years after first wrecking havoc on the big screen, the King of Monsters makes a glorious return in “Godzilla.” Director Gareth Edwards’ reboot gets a lot right about the legendary monster, erasing the memory of the much-maligned 1998 film. But the blockbuster’s flaws prevent it from being as good as it could have been. The biggest flaw is that for a two-hour film, there’s not enough of Godzilla…