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  • The Party

    The Party

    ★½

    Clocking in at a diffident 70 minutes, "The Party" is the most star-studded student film adaptation of a play written by an 18-year-old who thinks they're smarter than they are that has ever graced the screen. Sort of like a dream someone had, in which they kind of came up with kind of a film but not really.

    Much in the same way that the arguments in a debate we agree with the most are rarely the best arguments, but…

  • The Hangover

    The Hangover

    ★★★★½

    To cite any film as an addition to the "hall of fame" if its genre, we must first give the film some time to settle, as since our views of films can so often be skewed by the recency with which we've seen them, it can be easy to write-off any such labelling as being "impulsive" or "misguided". However, despite its over-indulgence with its lesser sequels and its adherence to the comedic tropes of post-National Lampoon "party bro" movies, The…

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  • How to Be Single

    How to Be Single

    ★★½

    How to be single:

    Step 1. Take your date to see this movie.
    Step 2. Congratulations.

  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★★

    An electric, pulsating, visceral movie that is so much more than its trailers would lead you to believe. It is neither Fast nor Furious in its tone or its pacing. Much like Ryan Gosling's Driver it knows exactly where it's going and knows not to take shortcuts when it doesn't need to. The Driver is far more complex than his perfectly nuanced, simplistic dialogue would suggest, and the score sends a beating pulse through the movie that carries it in…