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  • Thoroughbreds

    Thoroughbreds

    ★★★★

    A good movie is taken to that extra level by the striking performances of Olivia Cooke, Anna Taylor-Joy, and the late, great Anton Yelchin.

  • Mission: Impossible III

    Mission: Impossible III

    ★★★★

    Those first five minutes never cease to amaze

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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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  • Speed Racer

    Speed Racer

    ★★★★

    Okay yes this movie is in fact pretty awesome. I would have hated it if I had seen it when I was 18 and it came out, but after seeing so many movies try so hard for realistic CGI and come up uncannily short, it's a relief to lose myself in what is essentially a cartoon.