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  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★½

    We all know that the concept of the “gritty reboot” is a little played out. (As soon as the internet starts meme-ing something, it’s never a good sign.) However, if ever there was a cinematic character who warranted some rougher and tougher reconsideration, it’s probably Wolverine. Enter: Logan.

    Of course, Logan isn’t actually a reboot, considering Hugh Jackman has now been donning his Wolverine scowl for well over a decade and Logan marks director James Mangold’s second time tackling the…

  • O.J.: Made in America

    O.J.: Made in America

    ★★★★★

    Prior to watching O.J.: Made in America, I believed I had a general understanding of the O.J. Simpson murder trial. I was a very young child when it all played out, so I hadn’t experienced it as it was happening, but I’d since gleaned the necessary information through pop culture and references that came up in conversation. Or so I thought.

    As I quickly found out after starting Ezra Edelman’s nearly 8-hour documentary, I knew only the very faintest outline…

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  • Mud

    Mud

    ★★★★½

    You may not think you need another small-town America coming-of-age indie, but believe me, you definitely need Mud.

    This hazy drama tells the story of two 14-year-old boys, Ellis and Neckbone (Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland) who live in an Arkansas fishing community. One day, they stumble on the mysterious, alluring Mud (Matthew McConaughey) and inadvertently get tied up with his shady past by agreeing to help Mud get in touch with the girl he loves (Reece Witherspoon).

    The plot…

  • Signs

    Signs

    ★★★★

    Signs is a film that just never gets old for me. This was my fourth viewing, and I approach it a slightly different way each time. The first time I saw it was at a birthday party when I was twelve, and it scared the absolute crap out of me. Seriously, I had nightmares for a couple of nights afterwards based on the birthday party newscast scene alone. It wasn't a particularly enjoyable viewing experience for someone with virtually no…