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  • Midnight Run

    Midnight Run

    ★★★★★

    It takes a stronger will than mine not to shout "JOEY PANTS!" at the screen everytime Moscone is on.

    And has anyone ever rocked a two-tone suit quite as well as Dennis Farina?

  • My Year with Helen

    My Year with Helen

    ★★★★★

    The story of Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of NZ, and her attempt to become the first female Secretary General of the UN, over a year where world peace and goodwill feel in short supply. But it's about more than Helen (who remains guarded - an eternal politician), and more than just gender. It's about power, and the strange ways we slice it up and serve it around.

    There's two kinds of change - systematic change, the kind that comes…

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  • Cherry Pop

    Cherry Pop

    ★★

    Weirdly transphobic, weirdly misogynist, weirdly Cis Het White Lives Matter. Throwing a couple of stars at it for a supporting cast who do their damndest with poor material.

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Inspired by Tom Ley at Deadspin: All the telling details/Easter Eggs/foreshadowing/breadcrumbs/references I could find (or make up), via Deadspin, Reddit, IMDB, and other reviews/my overheated brain. In no order; feel free to add your own.

    - The film inverts two horror tropes: the Final Girl and the Black Guy Dies First
    - Chris is '3-4 moves ahead' of Jeremy in their second, letter-opener, fight
    - The awkward chit-chat of the party scene between Chris and the family friends is all…