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  • Hell or High Water

    Hell or High Water

    ★★★★½

    A seemingly simple (and surprisingly funny) neo-western on the surface that proves to be much more the longer you scratch at it.

  • The Wailing

    The Wailing

    ★★★★

    At 2 1/2 hours, there is a lot to The Wailing: crazy tonal shifts as only Korean cinema can swing, a sense of dread as feral as its monsters, and a flagrant disregard for anything resembling genre convention. Offering no clues as to what comes next it gleefully pushes you headlong into the nightmare.

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  • Pacific Rim

    Pacific Rim

    ★★★★½

    Not all good movies need to make you think. Some just need to thrill to the effect of childish glee. Pacific Rim does that... and it does that a lot.

  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives

    ★★★★

    Ryan Gosling plays a walking Oedipal complex stuck between morality (God/Chang) and loyalty (the Devil/his mother). Drawing heavily on the work of Alejandro Jodorowsky (to whom the film is dedicated), Gaspar Noé, and Stanley Kubrick; Only God Forgives is Refn's misunderstood masterpiece that turns the arthouse into a madhouse. I loved it.