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  • Frailty

    Frailty

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I was with this film. And I mostly love what Paxton did in his directorial debut. I thought the shit when he laid hands on people a bit cheesy, and I knew that McConaughey was the MF who did it from watching the trailer. I didn't expect the twists, nor do I understand how he laid his hand on a Fed and the guy just fell to his knees. Or why, even if Fenton wasn't on his father's list, he…

  • Akira

    Akira

    ★★★★

    Stunning.

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  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★½

    This is up there with the best films I've seen this year. Sean Baker took two relatively unknown actresses, had them stand toe-to-toe with Willem Dafoe, and churn out a beautifully-shot, gut-wrenching tale of ratchet Orlando in the shadow of Disney. There's a lot to unpack, especially since a bunch of this is told through the eyes of a 6-year-old.

    All kinds of funny and painful and sad and child-like and beautiful and scary. It's America, for good or ill.

  • Breaking In

    Breaking In

    ★½

    This is one of those films that only works because of the main actor, and fuck it; even with weak dialogue and a seemingly never-ending storyline, Gabrielle Union does the damn thing. Put her in all of the action films...just make them good films.