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  • Den of Thieves

    Den of Thieves

    ★★★★

    A total B-Movie barnburner, obviously going for some sort of Redbox HEAT and totally getting there. Butler is a gift, eating donuts off the ground at crime scenes and confronting his adversaries at shitty Korean BBQ joints instead of iconic LA eateries. But Christian Gudegast also captures it all with a steady assured hand that’s light years more mature than this sort of junk deserves (and those shoot outs are deafening!). Shut the rest of January ‘18 down, this one’s got it in the bag.

  • Dracula 2000

    Dracula 2000

    ★½

    “Alexa, show me Dimension Films during the ‘90s,” he screamed at the TV, and a skinny Goth Gerard Butler appeared on the screen.

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  • 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.

  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★½

    The logical conclusion to Caesar's birth - a relentlessly bleak holy crusade waged by humans against their superior simian creations. The fact that this is a summer tentpole is just remarkable, as its relentlessly bleak and tiptoes right up to the line of being cruel. We'd be lucky if every blockbuster franchise put this much stock in genuine pathos and dramatic stakes, all while pushing CGI into new emotional territory. Reeves has got the goods. Keep him as far from Batman movies as possible.