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  • Colossal

    Colossal

    ★★★½

    Admirable boldness in conceit and execution — I mean, this just *goes* for it, takes it for a spin around the block, and then takes it further out. Not at all what the reviews made me expect, either.

  • Training Day

    Training Day

    ★★

    Listened to an interview with Ethan Hawke that got me curious about this. I shouldn't have bothered.

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  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★

    Y'all are nuts.

  • Long Strange Trip

    Long Strange Trip

    ★★★★★

    Loved, loved, loved this.

    A four-hour long doc on the Grateful Dead could've gone terribly wrong, but Amir Bar-Lev pulls off the miracle of telling the band's story in a way that's both a perfect introduction to newcomers (I watched this with non-heads who were genuinely intrigued) and at the same time manages to reveal new layers to hardcore obsessives.

    Someone once described Phil Lesh's bass playing as endlessly surprising & unpredictable — but whenever you needed him to land on…