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  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★½

    This is the course correction that the character of Spider-Man needed. It doesn't have the visual flair that Sam Raimi brought back in the day, but it is maybe the most accurate representation of the character we've had yet. Tom Holland is a great Peter Parker, and all the high school stuff he goes through is charming as hell. Also, this is why you get Michael Keaton. He takes this street level criminal and makes him relatable, scary, and captivating.…

  • The Big Sick

    The Big Sick

    ★★★★½

    I grinned and laughed and grinned and laughed all through this movie. Kumail is such a sweet and unique talent. Ray Romano is such a lovable schlub in this, while Holly Hunter steals pretty much every second of screen time she has. And let's not forget Zoe Kazan, the reigning queen of the modern rom com. Just a great time at the movies.

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    Not a film that ever feels scary, but I left the cinema uneasy anyway. The mood is masterfully set, as always, by David Fincher and his frequent collaborators Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The score and lighting can turn scenes that seem straight out of a romantic comedy into something foreboding. But this film isn't afraid to be funny either. It is definitely Fincher's most comical work and dark humor seems to be something he can do very well.

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★

    Jake Gyllenhaal terrified me in this. I was constantly made uncomfortable by him. But really, the true villain of this piece is the media. Between this and Gone Girl, the news has become the BIg Bad of 2014.