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  • Bisbee '17

    Bisbee '17

    ★★★★★

    Hot damn. I fucking loved this on all levels. Solidarity forever.

  • Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider

    ★★½

    Ridiculous but fun. Vikander is waaaay better than the rest of the movie. I liked the London opening, I hadn’t seen it portrayed like that before, and I thought the chase was clever. The cinematography is quite good, and the fight choreography is exciting yet realistic. I appreciated that they let certain traumatic moments play out with gravity that might not be afforded by other action / video game movies. But give me like 15 minutes in the editing bay…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★

    The more I think about this film, the more I believe the final act is extraordinary in what it accomplishes. A true "hero moment" that is rather simple, and a showdown that is not a showdown. This is like Rocky for nerds.

  • The Turin Horse

    The Turin Horse

    ★★

    Gorgeous cinematography, to be sure, but wind and bleakness aren't ultimately compelling. We get it: their lives are repetitive and hopeless. The father is like the horse, okay. This is like the flip side of The Tree of Life, a sort of quantumly entangled counterpoint. Both films deal with man's place in the world, but Malick was concerned with how we ascribe meaning, and took faith from beauty, whereas Tarr strips away anything and everything. It's effective, in that I…