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Khoi has written 6 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2018.

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★½

    Why is no one taking about Christopher McQuarrie as one of the best directors working today?

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★½

    Watched on 70mm film, restored using the tears of Christopher Nolan.

  • A Touch of Zen

    A Touch of Zen

    ★★★★½

    Stunning if incoherent.

  • The Sting

    The Sting

    ★★★★½

    It’s a relief to rewatch something you first saw as a kid (cut up with commercials on television, no less) and find that it’s exactly the way you remember it.

  • Rififi

    Rififi

    ★★★★½

    It's pretty amazing to watch for the first time a movie like this that became the inspiration (and often the template) for countless genre flicks later and to STILL be riveted through the very last frame. Unbelievably well made especially on its tiny budget, its simple plot belies the complex emotional rawness of Jean Servais’s performance as the aging thief “Tony Le Stefanois.” Just out of prison, he’s so spiritually desolate that his willingness to undertake the punishingly laborious robbery…

  • The Maltese Falcon

    The Maltese Falcon

    ★★★★½

    What an amazing cast of characters.