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  • Train to Busan

    Train to Busan

    ★★★★

    For all of its faults, and cliches, the zombie genre has had one really interesting theme inherent in its narratives: what kind of person are you at your core?

    We saw this in Romero's classic Night of the Living Dead, and it is a theme that has stood the test of time, and has been present in virtually every zombie movie ever created. It is a universally attractive theme, too, stripping characters of the superfluous stereotypes, or features, we would…

  • Trust

    Trust

    ★★★½

    Every now and then I go into a film expecting it to be awful, and am pleasantly surprised. Trust is one such film. I, and many others it seems, went into this thinking I'd get a Lifetime movie experience. However, while there are moments where melodrama takes over the narrative, this is a surprisingly balanced, exceedingly dark, and bold portrayal of the effects of sexual assault.

    What is also really well done here is Schwimmer's consistent effort to tell two…

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  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    ★★★★★

    A modern masterpiece. The Coen Brothers create a world filled with silence and then use Hitchcock-esque suspense to tear violent holes in said world.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    Well damn. That was quite a film. Fury Road manages to be entertaining with its action and profound with its storytelling. It's not a "blow you away, make you rethink life" kind of film, but it does rip your eyes from their sockets and captivate you from start to finish.

    If that's not a mark of a masterpiece, I don't know what is.