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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

    I’m not here for all the time we spend trying to convince me that Hunt is not only amazing at saving the world, but also amazing at being a true friend. That because he is so incredibly raw at being a caring person, that this is what enables him to be reason we can sleep peacefully at night. 

    I’m here all day for the sky dives from space, the intense close quarters bathroom brawl, the multi-vehicle Paris chase, and the boarding this helicopter anyway I can bravura. 

    But I’d also trade all of that for more scenes of Vanessa Kirby absolutely devouring everyone on screen.

  • The Lone Ranger

    The Lone Ranger

    ★★★

    Not the trainwreck that it was labeled as upon its initial release. Revisionist history pegs this movie as a misunderstood masterwork. I’m not flying that flag either. 

    Verbinski is at his best during the silent movie, Keaton-inspired, action sequences.

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  • Road to Perdition

    Road to Perdition

    ★★★★½

    A film with an abundance of beauty and melancholy. Seems to have been forgotten over the years and I'm not quite sure why. Rewatching it again this week it still blows you away with it's cinematic vision and definitely deserves a place amongst the better films since the year 2000. The actors are all in top form, everyone shines: Newman, Hanks, Law, Craig, and the newcomer Tyler Hoechlin more than holds his own. The musicals score is brilliant and the…

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★

    It was awfully nice of the filmmakers to allow Oscar Isaac to work on his Star Wars body. On camera. In every scene.