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  • To Catch a Thief

    To Catch a Thief

    ★★★★½

    What an incredibly pleasant film.

    If this was made today you can just imagine all the ways the studios couldn't help themselves. Our main character's past in the resistance would have no doubt lead to drawn out fight scene with three to one odds. The car chases would be over the top with flames and more than two vehicles at a time. The soundtrack couldn't be so subtle. Nope, you have to hire The Weeknd to write a new hit…

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★

    Sometimes it stuns me what films start to become film buff darlings. I'm starting to hear rumblings about this one being great and.. wow. I found the symbolism incredibly surface level. I guess if I didn't know a thing about Christianity it might have been less obvious? I'm curious about that.

    Let's see if I got this right. Javier Bardem is god. Jennifer Lawrence is mother nature. Our first two guests are Adam and Eve. Their children are Cain and…

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  • Logan Lucky

    Logan Lucky

    ★★★½

    Way better than expected.

    As this started I was nervous this would mishandle the redneck aspect of the film. I grew up in the states of Ohio and Florida and have known quite a few people in that social bracket. Surprisingly the humor ended up not being at the expense of the characters like other movies like this. Instead you have a heist movie with multi-faceted characters and a great sense of humor. The humor and thriller aspect of the…

  • The Seventh Continent

    The Seventh Continent

    ★★★★★

    Michael Haneke is a director that greatly dislikes emotional manipulation. He has said in interview that you have to be careful not to fall into melodrama when you try to entertain an audience. The Seventh Continent is what happens when a director leans so hard into this ideal that they end up with a film that's in a league of it's own. The restraint shown here in the production of this film is unimaginable.

    Let me get this out of…