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  • Inherent Vice
  • Killing Them Softly
  • Armed Response
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  • The Onion Field

    ★★★½

  • Hush

    ★★★½

  • Torso

    ★★★★

  • The Temp

    ★★★

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  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★★½

    This is like... insanely good. Jodie Comer better get some awards love because she commands every scene she's in & gives life to a fantastic screenplay written by Ben & Matt and Nicole Holofcener (which I didn't know of her involvement until the end credits). I also didn't know of the story structure this film employed, which won't be spoiled, but I sat up in my seat a little when it revealed what it was doing.

    Adam Driver can do ANYTHING and…

  • War of the Worlds

    War of the Worlds

    ★★★★★

    Everything, all at once, is happening everywhere. Safety is not allowed. One of the most masterfully shot hours of chaos in cinema. This is a powerful onslaught of terror & madness that features at least two dozen truly great scenes. Spielberg is NEVER taking the easy way out with his camera or his imagination. Scenes build off each other and stack terror like puzzle blocks, and the first time Spielberg even thinks about allowing us to take a short breath is…

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  • The Temp

    The Temp

    ★★★

    A 90s thriller of the corporate cutthroat ladder climbing variety, directed by definitely not Spider-Man Tom Holland. Lara Flynn Boyle is the titular Temp & provides the movie with all its energy and verve. Has an often oddly timed, darkly comedic bone. This tone IS wild though (the beginning has like an Amblin/family Christmas movie score over it & it totally has TV edits/fades to commercials), so wild that it certainly stands out and becomes a positive quirk if you're already into this era of movies.

  • The Presidio

    The Presidio

    ★★★

    Mid 80s and 1990s action movies were always like "hey look, an unassuming guy walking around in a $50 suit BOOM UZI" and then a shootout. Sean Connery is still kind of in the role of Jim Malone from The Untouchables, which was just a year earlier, and this is a very good thing.

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  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★★★★

    Subtlety is overrated. Funny is funny. Truth is truth.

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★½

    I expected to like this because duh, but I really didn't think that it would straight up NAIL the feeling of Wes Craven's Scream movies nor have the unpretentious wit and energy of a Kevin Williamson Scream script. Yet, it did. It did exactly that and more. My gosh... there are more than a couple specific MOMENTS in this movie that brought the house down - great movie to see in theaters (just like all of 'em).

    Like in Scream…