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  • Wind River

    Wind River

    ★★★★

    With each act better than its predecessor, Wind River becomes a slowly unfolding bare-bones thriller building towards a satisfying crescendo, where its astonishing performances brilliantly support the understated direction & screenplay, proving Taylor Sheridan to be a force to be reckoned with again as a writer and for the first time behind the camera.

    Given Taylor Sheridan's previous works as the writer of Sicario and Hell or High Water, I was rather excited to see what he would do when also…

  • Hot Tub Time Machine

    Hot Tub Time Machine

    ★★

    A lazy and sloppy combination of Back to the Future and The Hangover, Steven Pink's Hot Tub Time Machine is a shockingly inconsistent and tremendously unfunny comedy about a group of mostly unlikable people.

    I'm personally more inclined to laugh at well set-up situations and characters I understand and am invested in, so with that, i found this film terribly unfunny. The film defines its characters with a single cliché: narcissist, asshole, married guy, weirdo, and spends an overlong opening…

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  • It

    It

    ★★½

    Can't say it's a bad movie per se, but it's certainly not a good one; Andy Muschietti's It is a nauseatingly cliche horror movie, that is somewhat saved by a likable group of kids, but even their story wears thin quickly when the film is 135 minutes long.

    2017's It has been one of the most popular movies of the year so far. Both critically and at the box office. Its trailers set records, and the hype was unimaginably high.…

  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    ★★★★

    Writer-director Steven Soderbergh's terrific debut is a tremendously intimate, slowly unfolding low-key human drama about conflicted characters, marvelously played by its actors.

    Sex, Lies, and Videotape is a risky film which graphically examines sex head-on with the utmost seriousness. In this film sex isn't made into a joke like so many low-brow comedies, and it isn't taken too far either like an over-the-top erotic thriller. Sex is looked at under a very dramatic and very sincere scope which treats it…