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  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    ★★★★

    Despite the brashness, Warren Beatty and Julie Christie do a wonderful job of creating an opacity to the title characters. Do we really know by the end of the film who they are? Was McCabe really a famous gunslinger? What sort of future does Mrs Miller envision for herself (if any)? But they’ve created a community in the process of running from the past, an awkward but functional one that can run independently from them. Was that their plan all along under the guise of self interest...?

    Beautiful winter cinematography, reminded me a bit of “Il Grand Silencio”

    -Charlie

  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★★

    Been a while since America has seen a movie so unabashedly pro-union, so it’s about time. Lakeith Stanfield again proves that he can do no wrong - no matter what his next project is, I’ll watch it. Plus I’m always up for anything with Tessa Thompson or Steven Yuen. And I hate to spend much space here praising a white actor in a movie that is in large part about race but... Armie Hammer cracks me up.

    And if you’re…

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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★½

    This movie is pretty dumb, and I loved it. As of this writing, there may still be a chance left for you to see it in theaters - you most definitely should. Rarely do I hear an audience audibly respond to action sequences, but everyone was on board to watch Tom Cruise almost kill himself several times over. Henry Cavill’s mustache deserves an Oscar.

    -Charlie

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★★

    Look, I LIKED it. But there’s a few problems here that keep it from being great.

    Mostly it’s Sam Rockwell’s character. He’s an idiot and a racist. There’s really nothing should change that by the end of the film, unless you count a couple acts of kindness towards him. Didn’t buy it, but more a writing issue than a performance one.

    Racism is used basically as a way to indicate we shouldn’t like him. And it’s contained entirely within him…