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  • 6 Underground

    6 Underground

    ★★½

    That Bay is so clearly still not over the loss of Tony Scott and devotes 7's subplot to quoting MAN ON FIRE and ending it with him rejecting suicide and throwing a bullet into a lake like Cruise chucking his dad's dog tags into the ocean at the end of TOP GUN is genuinely moving; that the two big set pieces in the back half are an extended tribute to De Palma's MISSION IMPOSSIBLE and a gloriously stupid raspberry blown in Nolan's face, respectively, is fantastic; that this is still a criminally tedious and unpleasant slog despite all of the above is unfortunate.

  • To Live and Die in L.A.

    To Live and Die in L.A.

    ★★★★★

    I haven’t for awhile now, but I used to have recurring nightmares about driving on the highway, late for work or for class or some other nebulous thing it was Very Important I be at, and all of a sudden discover my breaks were cut, and my car had suddenly started handling like something in a mid-00′s GTA clone, all drifty and unwieldy and requiring desperate overcompensation to even begin turning in the direction I needed it to, and driving…