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  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★★

    The best concert I've ever been to.

    Truly incredible, and though it is likely Wright's most technically proficient film, it feels like the least showy. He's refining his technique to great effect and every second of this movie was pure joy for me. I bopped my head along for two straight hours.

    The best compliment a movie can get in Philadelphia is an attentive audience. We started with a particularly chatty crowd, who three minutes in were all glued to…

  • Okja

    Okja

    ★★★★

    I am so grateful I got to see a special screening of this on the big screen. It looks fantastic and deserves to be seen in that format. That said, don't sleep on this when it hits Netflix next week. This is a Spielbergian childhood adventure that would be rated R if it were getting a wide release. It really feels like something that was made with kids in mind, despite bad language and some graphic imagery. It even has…

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  • The Guest

    The Guest

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I couldn't help myself. I'm going to be watching this again in a week or two for my podcast, but when it popped up as the first thing on my Netflix last night, I had to watch it again for the 4th time.

    This movie holds up to repeat viewings so well. All of the performances are really fun and get funnier and more interesting the more you watch it and invest in their individual stories. And the movie is…

  • Don't Breathe

    Don't Breathe

    ★★★

    Much like Knock Knock, I feel very conflicted about Don't Breathe. It's a clever premise with a relentless pace that pulls your moral allegiances in a million different directions. It is utterly shocking and twisted, with moments of true horror that are difficult to stomach and morally challenging. It's a great thrill ride, with some really clever set pieces and escalations, and a fantastic sense of space and geography that add to the tension. But when the entire audience starts…