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  • Gotti

    Gotti

    ★★

    GOTTI sucks, but let's face it, you knew that going in. John Travolta has been on a downward trajectory for decades now; the promise and goodwill of PULP FICTION, FACE/OFF, and yes, even the HAIRSPRAY remake, squandered via enough DTV dreck that even Nic Cage winces while glancing at the former Brian De Palma frontman’s resume. As a performance piece, GOTTI is really nothing more than an expansion on the caricature work he was doing in THE PEOPLE V OJ…

  • Thunder Road

    Thunder Road

    ★★★★

    Darkly hilarious portrait of a cop enduring a nervous breakdown, following the passing of his mom, divorce, and loss of a child. Writer/director/producer/star Jim Cummings is truly remarkable, owning every single scene and crafting this dynamic look at a man on the brink of self-destruction that's like a cross between Officer Jim Kurring and Fred Simmons, his continuous soulful dissolution captured in a series of impossibly long shots. This is one of the more impressive debuts to come out of…

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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Perhaps one of the ballsiest blockbusters ever made, INFINITY WAR is at least the most daring MCU movie we’ve seen, finally injecting a true sense of mortality and loss for a collective we’ve been following for the past decade. Only, the losses they experience don’t feel rooted in some “this is the end” Final Chapter marketing scheme (though its impossible to deny that’s at least part of it), instead actually interrogating each character and truly wondering what they’d be willing…

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★★½

    Doubling down on everything you love about the first, with neon to spare. Like Michael Mann adapting Greek mythology with all the headshots intact.