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  • War of the Worlds

    War of the Worlds

    ★★★

    Man, if only this thing were about 30 minutes shorter. What starts out as a truly incredible alien invasion flick frustratingly falls apart after its halfway point, the arrival of a deeply annoying Tim Robbins heralding an unfortunate thematic collapse as this film loses itself in a series of unearned character beats and an unnecessarily meandering thematic conversation that quite honestly should have been left on the cutting room floor.

    Why not just chop out that half-hour digression and leave…

  • Minority Report

    Minority Report

    ★★★★½

    Really tough to deny the degree to which this one really just has it all. We got Stevie's unfailingly on-point direction. We got Tommy C playing somewhat against type as a sad-as-hell addict cop, on the run for a murder he hasn't yet committed. We got young Colin just looking pretty as all get-out, and we got an exemplary script that ties each of these elements together for a result that's as thrilling as it is thematically robust and emotionally…

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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…