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  • Predator

    Predator

    ★★★★

    This movie fucking rules. Just like Die Hard, it's a very well made action film that makes no mistakes while also doing nothing to elevate it above A- level.

    But still. This movie fucking rules. And let the record show that I am here for ANY movie featuring a Home Alone-style trap-crafting-and-then-execution sequence.

    Had:
    • A shit ton of iconography
    • One of the best creature designs of all time
    • Surprisingly compelling composition and framing throughout?

    Needed:
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  • Upgrade

    Upgrade

    ★★★★½

    HOLY HOT GODDAMN.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    You guys it's a perfect film.

  • Ocean's Eight

    Ocean's Eight

    ★★★

    Real fun! That fourth act really falls the fuck apart, but it comes at the end of a fun and breezy quip-fest with a ton of great actors bouncing off one another.

    Maybe the best parts were the brief moments where we just got to see characters hanging out in non-heist ways. Awkwafina showing Mindy Kaling how to use Tinder, for example, is something I would have watched for 30 minutes.

    Ocean's 8 shows restraint where I wasn't expecting (looking…