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  • Assassination Nation

    Assassination Nation

    ★★½

    46/100

    A.V. Club review. Mildly effective until it takes a ludicrous turn into Purgeville.

  • White Boy Rick

    White Boy Rick

    ★★½

    50/100

    A.V. Club review. Not that remarkable/compelling as true stories go, save for the injustice aspect. And while the film wants to present said injustice as a form of entrapment, it’s really about mandatory-minimums. New kid’s quite good in the title role.

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  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★½

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

    49/100

    Okay, here we go: Why I think the year's most universally acclaimed film is sorta kinda not really very good. Took a second look to be sure, both because I'm always open to the possibility that I'm wrong and because I served on a festival jury with Jenkins a couple of years ago and liked him enormously, so take no pleasure in being a contrarian here. Had exactly the same reaction, alas. In descending order of importance:

    • I'm…

  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★½

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

    83/100

    Second viewing, no change. Having now professionally reviewed this film four times (for The Dissolve from Cannes, and then for the A.V. Club, the Nashville Scene, and the Las Vegas Weekly), I thought I had nothing left to say, especially since I made a point of addressing the most common criticisms. But since a bunch of folks are praising Adam Nayman's takedown for Reverse Shot, let me quickly address a few of his points.

    “I have to know,” Kate…