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  • Unforgiven

    ★★★★★

  • White Men Can't Jump

    ★★★★½

  • Star Trek Beyond

    ★★½

  • Star Trek Into Darkness

    ★★★½

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  • Unforgiven

    Unforgiven

    ★★★★★

    It's so hard for me not to see parallels between Unforgiven and Game of Thrones. The way each deconstructs their trope-prone genre, and yet is still inevitably bound to eventually succumb to said tropes.

    A deeply, deeply flawed band of protagonists go not to save, but to avenge, not a damsel, but a prostitute, whose face has been brutally slashed. This could just have easily been a side-plot in Westeros.

    Complicated characters. Whores. Mutilations. Rampant corruption. Unjust killings. Ugly deaths.…

  • White Men Can't Jump

    White Men Can't Jump

    ★★★★½

    About the hardest I've laughed in a long time. The on-court trash talk just killed me.

    Besides the humor, the best part is the complexity of the characters. E.g. Gloria, fantastically brought to life by Rosie Perez. She is at once:
    Completely fit for a straightjacket.
    Hot and charming enough you get why her bf chooses the crazy.
    Infinitely smarter and less naive than her bf.

    The other characters are like this, too, and it makes them feel real.

    This was awesome, highly recommend. Also, the best acting I've seen from Snipes, he was terrific.

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★★

    What a tremendous film. Just one of the best and most powerfully executed endings I can recall. When you have a master of visuals like Nolan, and it's the heart that's what hits you the most? Bravo.

    Now one of my lifetime movie regrets is not having seen this in the theater. What a triumph.

  • Disturbing Behavior

    Disturbing Behavior

    ★★★

    Okay, this was really fun.

    After a bit of a sloppy opening that had me worried, it completely bounced back to be cheesy late-90s teen "horror" goodness.

    The music, the final confrontation, the ending! This was a lot of fun.


    P.S. it's very easy to see why half the guys in my peer group were obsessed with Katie Holmes.