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  • Citizen Kane
  • Modern Times
  • The 400 Blows
  • The Tree of Life

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  • Men

    ★★★½

  • The Adventures of Tintin

    ★★★

  • Gangs of New York

    ★★★½

  • Munich

    ★★★★

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  • Men

    Men

    Where does one begin with Men? First of all, let me emphasize that I love Alex Garland. This discourse of "he's always been bad" is beyond insanity. Dredd is very good. Ex Machina is one of the best sci-fi movies of the last decade. Annihilation is wonderfully provocative. Men may be his weakest effort yet, but gtfo with that kind of nonsense.

    As for Men on its own terms, it's thematic intentions may be obvious and slightly on-the-nose, but I…

  • The Adventures of Tintin

    The Adventures of Tintin

    The Adventures of Tintin is a weird concoction of Spielberg's eye and vision for great action and fun, but it also comes with a script full of contrivances and derivative plotting. The amount of well-timed conveniences is kind of staggering. Given the nature of this film, there's of course going to be some of that (which is fine), but there's no characterization or emotion to balance out those glaring flaws. So they become a little tedious by the end. That…

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  • Dark Phoenix

    Dark Phoenix

    I'm in a vast minority, so take this FWIW I guess, but DARK PHOENIX for me is a massive step up from APOCALYPSE. It's the anti-Godzilla KOTM. It’s thin in story, exposition and action, and is almost exclusively devoted to exploring moral debate. Is Xavier right for what he did? Is Jean dangerous or just a byproduct? Should mutants undermine themselves to fit in with society? That's all the film is about. Every scene, every action, everything points back to…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★½

    This is the Jake Gyllenhaal show. Or you could argue that it's the Louis Bloom show because Gyllenhaal just disappears. His performance is absolutely unreal and is arguably the best of his career. Louis is creepy, disturbing but also incredibly compelling from beginning to end.

    Dan Gilroy's direction is immaculate. Incredible pacing, fantastic sound design and the cinematography is maybe the best I've seen all year. Robert Elswit is great utilizing LA's night light's, neon blares and illumination that almost…