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  • The Chaser

    The Chaser

    ★★★★½

    This movie. THIS MOVIE. I had no idea what I was getting into, and even when I thought I knew what kind of film The Chaser was going to be as I was watching the beginning, it managed to surprise me again and again. I don't even want to tell you the sub-genre, but if you think this is your regular revenge thriller—you're in for something a bit different.

  • Icarus

    Icarus

    ★★★

    From the perspective of turning a documentary into a political thriller— Icarus is competently made, even though it doesn't really offer new information. However, I don't know how anyone could watch this and NOT realize how deeply paranoid and conspiracy theory obsessed Grigory Rodchenkov is. Of course, they tie Putin into all of this as well, and go all-in on George Orwell.

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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★½

    A powerful, allegorical film-parable.
    Please, don't go in expecting a horror film.
    Full review here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh_ANeZ4iDc

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    I don't think I've ever been this consistently stressed during a film, beginning to end. All tension, no bullshit. Also, everything else: just wow. I'll attempt filming a review tomorrow, which will probably just be me gushing semi-coherently for 5 minutes.

    UPDATE: click here to hear/see the gushing