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  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys


    With sharp writing, great chemistry between Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, and a colorful 70s aesthetic, The Nice Guys is one of the best modern comedies I've seen. The plot doesn't waste time with exposition, or hold your hand too much, and throughout we only know as much as the characters do. It works really well for this unraveling conspiracy story, though some of the twists were still predictable. Gosling and Crowe put on some excellent performances, and are surprisingly…

  • Annihilation



    This movie takes some serious liberties with science, and the characters in this movie take some serious liberties with common sense. You would think that after three years of throwing people at a magic wall of death that they would try something else, but nope. Instead, they throw random civilians at the magic wall of death with no training and very little training. Seriously, why haven't they considered sending people in with hazmat suits, or at least gas masks or…

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  • Requiem for a Dream

    Requiem for a Dream


    The most effective anti-drug PSA I've ever seen. Seriously, they should play this in schools.

    Requiem for a Dream's success comes from its haunting imagery, brilliant performances, unique editing style, and excellent music. The electroshock therapy, the feeding tube, and the arm infection made my skin crawl much more than any gratuitous gore scene. The whole main cast is great, especially Ellen Burstyn and Jared Leto (it's amazing to me that this was the same year he played Paul Allen…

  • Casino Royale

    Casino Royale


    February James Bond Marathon: Day 23

    How does the James Bond franchise always manage to follow up trash with gold? I can't think of another series that so consistently comes back from terrible films. And now, after the disaster that was Die Another Day we get the best film in the series so far: Casino Royale.

    Once again, Bond films do well when they use the series as a starting point to explore new themes and ideas, and Casino Royale