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  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★★½

    BlacKkKlansman is a lot of things—slick, vibrant, hilarious, antagonistic, acerbic. Washington and, especially, Driver are outstanding, and Hawkins's cameo is scintillating. After the final scene, I was like, "That was a great mainstream Spike Lee film!" Then the montage over the credits came and I remembered the world I'd be reentering when I left the theater, which is less different than the '70s than it should be. Then I was like, "Touché, Spike. Fuck."

    Another strong entry in a great year for black cinema—scratch that, American cinema.

    Suggested double feature: Django Unchained

  • The Meg

    The Meg

    ★★★½

    Entertaining and well made, but I agree with the consensus that this either needed to be cheesier or go for a hard R-rating. I'll bet this will be very enjoyable to #beerwatch at home though.

    Suggested double feature: Deep Blue Sea, Sharknado, Piranha 3D

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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★

    It's obviously ridiculous that this was nominated for the Razzies [insert fart noise here], but the more egregious sin is that Matthew Libatique wasn't nominated for Best Cinematography at the Oscars this year. Just wow.

    Suggested double feature: The Witch

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    An unequivocal masterpiece.

    Suggested double feature: The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Lords of Dogtown, The Witch, Take Shelter