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  • Outlaw King

    Outlaw King

    ★★

    Pretty easy to see that the movie was cut WAY down since it first premiered.  The high production value and intense, visceral battles almost make this one worth it. OUTLAW KING starts out with a pretty technically impressive long take, but then proceeds to abruptly transition between brief, choppy scenes for the duration. Granted, it did end up being easy to follow (originally it was criticized for its meandering plot) but there just isn’t any emotional heft to character deaths…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★

    Horrifying and mesmerizing at the same time. Not sure if it constitutes a spoiler or not so I’ll just say that the casting of the psychologist is definitely... an interesting choice (that’s Midwestern for “I didn’t like it”). It’s worth a second watch, but I’ll probably wait until it’s released on video.

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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…