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  • A Hidden Life

    A Hidden Life

    ★★★★★

    The cinema is essentially my church, and Malick the pastor to deliver one hell of sermon.

  • The Occupant

    The Occupant

    ★★★½

    Ideal American Remake Casting:
    Daniel Craig as Javier (Xavier)
    Henry Cavill as Tomas (Thomas)
    Olivia Williams as Magda (Lena)
    Ana De Armand as Lara

    Not saying that it should be remade, mind you but if it was. Daniel Craig really needs to shed more of the James Bond skin so what better way than playing a sociopath who is not happy with his family, his place in the world, and being replaced by someone younger and more handsome.

    Henry Cavill…

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  • The Commuter

    The Commuter

    ★★★

    This is a really strange expansion of the The Conjuring Universe.

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★★★

    Dr. Merkwuerdigichliebe or:
    How I Paired with Film with Fail Safe and Loved Them Both.

    George C. Scott always steals the show for me. He is so over the top, he might as well be a cartoon. And I'm here for every line of dialogue, every raised brows, every piece of gum he chews the hell out of.

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  • Wanderers

    Wanderers

    ★★★★

    There's more wonder and creativity in three minute film than in the 3 hours of Interstellar.

  • The Counselor

    The Counselor

    ★★★

    an interesting mess.
    It's as bleak as you'd expect from McCarthy and from a director whose brother killed himself while he was making the movie.
    But the bleakness is not the problem.
    It's that the film feels like monologue porn. Every single character gets a speech. Everyone speaks in parables and methods. It gets frustrating after a while.

    The weakest performance by far was Cameron Diaz. And it's not even her fault - it's Ridley Scott's. Did she really need…