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  • The Greasy Strangler

    The Greasy Strangler

    ★★★

    A grotesque, outrageous, and shockingly watchable combination of horror, comedy, and romance, Jim Hosking's "The Greasy Strangler" must be seen to be believed. The film, about a bizarre love triangle, a serial killer, and an old man's love of grease, is indescribably odd and strangely endearing.

    Revolving around a man and his adult son, "The Greasy Strangler" finds the two at odds when both take a shine to a woman they meet. As the romantic triangle develops, a local serial…

  • Horsemen

    Horsemen

    ★★½

    A thriller whose biggest crime is that it is almost instantly forgotten after its credits end, "Horsemen" boasts a compelling premise and solid cast. Both elements are nearly wasted, however, in a film that seems to not know what to do with them.

    Dennis Quaid stars as an overworked detective investigating a series of murders that seem to be tied to the four horsemen of the apocalypse myth. Struggling to find the killer before it strikes again, the detective pieces…

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  • Inception

    Inception

    ★★★★★

    "Inception," at its most basic, is two things. It is a heist film dressed in science fiction conventions; and it is a study of a man trying to free himself from a near-suffocating past. "Inception," at its more complex, is a cerebral pop-masterpiece. It is an enthralling combination of thought-provoking, layered story-telling and sumptuous aesthetics enhanced by near-flawless editing, sound design, effects, and musical score. Driven by a pitch-perfect cast and the confident directorial hand of Christopher Nolan, "Inception" is a brilliant and unrivaled piece of filmmaking.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    "Whiplash," Damien Chazelle's 107-minute-long ode to mentors, musicians, and motivation, is a taut and mesmerizing piece of filmmaking. A quick-moving and engrossing drama that explores the roles of teacher and learner, parent and child, Chazelle builds a film that brims with energy and emotion, bursts with authentic character beats, and soars with a percussive and narrative brilliance.
    With its powerful performances, crackling direction, and riveting story, "Whiplash" is a truly great piece of work.

    Chazelle's story is built around Miles…