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  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★★★

    One of the most affecting and insightful films about loneliness and dislocation ever made. It's also really funny.

  • John Wick

    John Wick

    ★★★★

    JOHN WICK isn't perfect, but it's beyond criticism. It does basically one thing and one thing only, but it does it exceptionally well, with style, imagination, and panache. Nothing John Wicks quite like JOHN WICK John Wicks.

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  • Evil Dead

    Evil Dead

    ★★★★★

    I've got way too many feelings (all of them positive) stirring around inside of me having just seen this phenomenally entertaining remake/tribute to write a proper review, so I'm just going to list some of the many things I love about it.

    I love...

    1. ...the fact that it pays significant tribute to both 1981's landmark EVIL DEAD and 1987's absurdly creative EVIL DEAD II, in a number of interesting ways while also containing many great surprises of its own.…

  • The Fly

    The Fly

    ★★★★★

    It's been a Cronenberg family kind of day, what can I say?

    How can a movie simultaneously be one of the most viscerally disturbing monster movies ever AND one of the most heartbreaking, tragic love stories of the 1980s? It's a rarity to find a movie that hits so squarely on all intended marks (scares, suspense, gross-out moments, special effects, emotional intensity...), but David Cronenberg's still-stunning remake of THE FLY (oh yeah, it's also one of the greatest remakes of…