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  • The Untouchables

    The Untouchables

    ★★★

    It's fine, and Robert De Niro is surprisingly bad.

    The rip-off of The Battleship Potemkin is good though.

  • Blow Out

    Blow Out

    ★★★★½

    You can think of BLOW OUT as THE CONVERSATION and an Alan Pakula paranoia thriller filtered through De Palma's hyper-stylized sleaze.

    John Travola gives one of the best performances of his career, and Nancy Allen and John Lithgow are more than capable co-stars. What stands out is the extraordinary editing, such as those moments where we watch Travolta's character, a sound engineer, piece together an accident, and attempt to attain the truth, from bits of film and stray sound.

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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    The fact that it’s taken me almost two weeks to write a review for this movie should be evidence enough of how much it’s weighed on my mind.

    I almost don’t know what to say. Words that come to mind when thinking about this movie are: stark, austere, claustrophobic, uncompromising, compassionate, angry, beautiful, bleak, righteous.

    This is a film about a man in profound spiritual crisis, whose inner deterioration is reflected in the literal deterioration of the environment around him.…

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★★★

    I wrote a whole review of this movie that you can read here.

    Otherwise, this is the best thing Marvel Studios has ever done, Ryan Coogler is brilliant, see this movie.