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  • The Big Sick

    The Big Sick

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The Big Sick is an incredibly refreshing entry into the romantic comedy genre that manages to inject genuine comedy and sweetness into a story that is filled with heartbreak and mature insight into relationships, family, and culture.

    The story in The Big Sick is Kumail Nanjiani's personal retelling of the love story between him and his wife, Emily after she was placed into a medically induced coma following a mysterious illness. One absolute driving force of this movie is the…

  • Logan Lucky

    Logan Lucky

    ★★★★

    Steven Soderbergh's return to cinema following his brief hiatus to film the amazing television series, The Knick, reminds audiences that he has a very firm grasp on how to direct, photograph, and write (rumored) clever heist films populated with endearing characters. The film even offers a very meta-description of itself when one character quips that this is basically "Ocean's 7-11".

    This film is fun all around. The cast are all clearly having a blast playing the colorful cast of characters…

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  • Headshot

    Headshot

    ★★★½

    As a spiritual successor to the Raid series, Headshot delivers the same expertly choreographed, bone-crunching insanity in every fight scene littered throughout its runtime. Essentially this film is the cinematic baby of Jason Bourne and the Raid franchise.

    While still pulse poundingly enjoyable, this film misses the high pedigree set by the Raid films. Where the Raid managed to weave in its action fluidly, even in its sequel's ambitious plot expansion into a crime epic, Headshot stumbles. It is weighed…

  • Mechanic: Resurrection

    Mechanic: Resurrection

    ★★½

    The first Jason Statham Mechanic film, a remake of the Charles Bronson of the same name, was a film that completely took me by surprise. It was sleek in its direction and the the opening assassination scene was incredibly clever and satisfying. Jason Statham was excellent in his usual type-cast role and that coupled with a strong supporting performance by Ben Foster made the first Mechanic film one that I enjoyed through and through. Mechanic: Resurrection does not follow in…