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  • Good Boys

    Good Boys

    ★★★

    85 minutes of these little kids talking about dirty stuff and saying swears, I dunno, I ain't asking for too much.

  • Babylon

    Babylon

    ★★★½

    Deliver Me From My Enemies

  • Angel Has Fallen

    Angel Has Fallen

    ★★½

    This series finally falls victim to the current trend of psychoanalyzing its indestructible hero. Lord knows why anyone cares just what makes James Bond or Ethan Hunt tick, let alone a dude who just likes to eat bad guys like Mike Banning. Anyway the rest is competent but completely unremarkable. Lacks the delicious nasty streak and Cannon Group ripoff vibe of LONDON, and Butler doesn't even get close to going over the top, which is a real stunner considering he's got a lot of screen time in this with Nick Nolte.

  • Serpico

    Serpico

    ★★★½

    "What happened to the cannoli line?"

  • Valkyrie

    Valkyrie

    ★★★

    Tom Cruise is so completely dedicated to his craft and showing the audience something they've never seen before that he actually went back in time to kill Hitler.

  • Last Train from Gun Hill

    Last Train from Gun Hill

    ★★★

    Probably wouldn't be unfavorably comparing this to GUNMAN'S WALK had I not seen that film so recently, but them's the breaks. Anyway still good.

  • The Black Windmill

    The Black Windmill

    ★★★½

    Siegel's formal economy can't be denied...entire crucial scenes play out here without a single cut or line of dialogue and he fills his scope frames with detail. Aside from that, even for its time this is a strangely laid back story of espionage, murder, and kidnapping, with a characteristically terse Michael Caine casually tracking down some terrorists who've abducted his boy. More than once he tells his semi-estranged wife that it's very likely their son will never be seen alive…

  • Untraceable

    Untraceable

    ★★★

    Might as well be a backdoor pilot for a CSI spinoff, in its way very tasty. Discussed on Episode 16 of The Suspense is Killing Us.

  • Unfaithful

    Unfaithful

    ★★★½

    Lyne's best movie, almost a deliberate reversal of FATAL ATTRACTION. Discussed on Episode 16 of The Suspense is Killing Us.

  • Unforgettable

    Unforgettable

    ★★½

    I can think of at least one thing wrong with that title. Discussed on Episode 16 of The Suspense is Killing Us.

  • The Farewell

    The Farewell

    ★★★½

    Certainly more rewarding than the representation + formula = movie routine I was expecting, full of warmth and empathy and a persistent and specific perspective on not just family but the emotional value of collectivism, which might sound like a stretch but just trust me. Could have done entirely without the little IRL tag at the end, but what are you gonna do? Awkwafina is great in it.

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    "I always felt like John Ford did. If it rained, I was ready to shoot in the rain. If it was windy that made a western picture to me. And I was happy to work in the wind and the rain." -- William Witney

    I would like to have gotten the William Witney version of this movie.