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  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ½

    Taken as it is, I’d say it’s like 3-3.5 stars. But films aren’t created in a vacuum, especially not when they’re “based on a true story”.

    Boots Riley (director of “Sorry to Bother You”, vocalist for The Coup) pointed out so eloquently that the real Ron Stallworth was a p.o.s., hardly a single thing in the movie is accurate, and the investigation into white supremacist groups actually stifled black revolutionary groups, not the Klan.

    Considering the volatility of police/race relations in the wake of Black Lives Matter, I’d think it shameful for Spike Lee to be involved in such a troubling film.

  • The Meg

    The Meg

    ★★★

    Jason Statham vs. dinosaur shark. What more could you want from an August popcorn flick?

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  • Lovesong

    Lovesong

    ★★★★★

    Trying to review this film is doing it an injustice. It's tender, it's real, it's gut-wrenching, it's heartbreaking, it's maddening, it's sad, it's happy... it's love.

    After drying the tears from my eyes, I came to a realization. Riley Keough just went from a name I recognized to having one of the best performances I've ever seen.

    Watch this film.


    EDIT: I want to see more of these characters. I would be overjoyed if everyone involved was on board for revisiting them "Before Sunset/Midnight" style.


    Also, new man crush: Cary Fukunaga.

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    I want Paul Schraeder to write my eulogy, and it better have third act mania!

    This is Schraeder in form like we haven’t seen in some time. He may have captured Ethan Hawke’s best performance yet. 


    If this isn’t in my year-end top five, we’ll have had one hell of a year!