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  • The Gray Man

    ★★½

  • There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★★½

  • Jurassic World Dominion

    ★★

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  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    ★★★★★

    Love the part where Tommy Lee Jones looks dead into the camera and says "What are we, some kind of no country for old men?"

  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    ★★★★★

    For everything that it is: brilliant. Launched a genre of a dozen or so 'hag horror' films as the Golden Age of Hollywood came to a close and the studio system died.

    As a schlocky drive-in type movie? Entertaining as hell. Claustrophobic horror premise? Brilliantly tense. Commentary about the disposability of female actors in Hollywood, both in the studio system and ongoing, and how women are forced into competition with each other? Marvelous. Refracted through the meta lense of its…

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  • The Gray Man

    The Gray Man

    ★★½

    A feature length motion picture conceptualized, financed, and filmed (I'm assuming in association with Warner Brothers) around a single line of dialogue in which Chris Evans refers to Ryan Gosling as a Ken doll.

    Lot of pyrotechnics in this movie (most of which I'm assuming were computer generated, though I didn't think they necessarily looked bad). Lots of drone shots too, some of which made me borderline motion sick. Some very talented people in this cast, but I agree with…

  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

    O ye of categorical locker room talk and of singular concern. You ask yourself 'tit-man'? 'Ass-man'? Personality? Me personally: I'm an oil man, ladies and gentlemen. I have numerous concerns spread across this state. I have many wells flowing at many thousand barrels per day.

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  • Napoleon Dynamite

    Napoleon Dynamite

    ★★★★½

    Generation 'If you could quote this movie on command you knew comedy. Were close friends with comedy. Were dating comedy - I swear she's real you guys, she's my old girlfriend from Oklahoma, she was gonna fly out here for the dance but she couldn't because she's doing some modeling right now.'

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★★

    Referential in a way that never bogs down the flow of the movie or feels not uniquely its own, Scream still looks and feels as slick, vibrant, and electric as ever, even 25 years after its initial release. Killer performances from a knockout cast listing set the bar high for the back-end of a decade that would see an explosion in teen-centered horror.

    Hell of an outing for Matthew Lillard, who's performance in this matches the jet black humor and batshit energy of his second-after-debut movie: John Water's Serial Mom.