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  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado

    Sicario: Day of the Soldado


    So badass and macho only to be subversively undermined by that pesky little thing called "feelings." Isabela's character arc is sad and hard to watch, but utterly effective. Sure, this thing doesn't reach the level of artistry of SICARIO, but it's well made and expands the scope in interesting ways. The last scene is still fucking stupid though lol

  • Duplicity



    Contains the single funniest exposition dump you will ever experience that is made even better with Paul Giamatti's facial expressions. Tony Gilroy knows how to create such crackling adult entertainments that never pander to the lowest common denominator. We all need more movies with Clive Owen and Julia Roberts burning up the screen together tbh.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road


    My Citizen Kane deathbed moment will not consist of me saying ROSEBUD. It will simply be me uttering: FURY ROAD ME BITCH.

  • Force Majeure

    Force Majeure


    A stunning examination of masculinity in crisis and how one split second decision under duress can change the whole infrastructure of a family unit. Increasingly tense dialogue exchanges ensue. It's also surprisingly humorous at times. Some bravura sequences in this sucker too, like the epic avalanche long take, and the stressful, thought-provoking bus ride that closes the film. The scene at the bar with the song Reload playing in the background might be my favorite though. It tells a lot…