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  • Wheelman

    Wheelman

    ★★★

    WHEELMAN is a really interesting exercise. It essentially takes the premise of LOCKE, that being a movie that takes place entirely inside one man's car, and adds a thick layer of genre in making that man a getaway driver. It's a great idea, and the execution here is solid, revealing that putting character above plot usually makes for more entertaining stories. However, what it also reveals is that exciting genre fair is a whole lot less exciting when you strip…

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★★

    As an outsider's perspective on America today, this is pretty fascinating.

    From a performance perspective, this is fantastic and wholly entertaining.

    But I had a lot of trouble connecting with this overall - there's a lack of consequences in this film that I'm certain is part of the point, but makes for a difficult watch and left me very conflicted as to how I really felt about this movie. I know I had a good time watching it and was…

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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…