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  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★★★

    ‪Wow. I’m honestly blown away. This film manages to be biting, satirical, powerful, devestating, and absolutely relevant and topical. ‬The last few minutes alone weave through all of these emotions with effortless grace, and while I usually don’t think postscripts are absolutely essential, here it clearly is. Please, Academy, nominate this for the awards it deserves: score, acting, editing, writing, production design, directing. Especially that last one, as Spike Lee really has outdone himself this time.

  • The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter

    The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter

    ★★½

    Boring for much of it, not really that funny, and borderline creepy at one point (why did someone think showing a kid lewd pictures would be a good thing to add to the story?!), The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter is an unfortunate misstep for director Jody Hill. 

    The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter is at least partially saved by a solid Josh Brolin performance, the fourth major role for him this summer, though easily the most forgettable…

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  • 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…

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★½

    Fantastic action film that is only slightly undermined by a predictable plot and some generic, one-note characters. This is not a film for people afraid of heights, but it is a film for people looking for an incredible burst of adrenaline. Tom Cruise still going strong after six movies, and hope there will be even more to come.