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  • The Old Man & the Gun

    The Old Man & the Gun

    ★★★½

    If there’s one word to describe The Old Man and the Gun, that word would easily be: nostalgic. Nostalgic for a past generation, for a simpler way of living, for an older aesthetic style of filmmaking, and in Robert Redford‘s case, for his career itself. Focusing on a bankrobber in his twilight years, the film devotedly hearkens back to a legacy of antiheroes that Redford has become synonymous with. Most of all, though, it just works. Its pleasant, breezy narrative…

  • The Night Comes for Us

    The Night Comes for Us

    ★★★★

    Wow that might be one of the most visceral, gory, and horrifically violent films I’ve ever experienced. Just absolutely unending, sometimes to the point of being numbing, but often inventive as well, in the style of using anything available as a weapon, similar to Jackie Chan. This is absolutely a film to experience if at all a fan of action. The plot may be thin, but you didn’t really come here for that anyways. What a ride.

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★

    Still an absolute classic! John Carpenter created a subgenre of horror that, unfortunately, led to many mediocre offshoots, but it’s hard not to give credit where credit is due. Looking forward to seeing the sequel tomorrow!

  • American Honey

    American Honey

    ★★★★★

    There's a book I read a few years back about screenwriting, called Save the Cat. The book's title refers to the idea that, if you have your protagonist do something heroic such as save a helpless feline, then that adds a dimension of likability to the character that allows the audience to become invested. 

    Such an aspect happens on multiple occasions throughout American Honey. Our protagonist named Star, played by Sasha Lane, is a troubled yet warmhearted young girl, who…