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  • Maniac

    Maniac

    ★★★★

    Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, two of our better two-way performers, give career-best performances in a genre-hopping modern day Don Quixote that I would've killed to write when I was 17 years old.

    Sonoya Mizuno, previously seen as Oscar Isaac's dance partner in Ex Machina, is b-e-a-utiful.

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★

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    I've seen Iron Maiden live in concert and Mandy is more metal. Nicolas Cage's career in the 21st century is treated like a punchline, but name another actor alive today who is both willing and able to deliver a performance as gloriously unhinged as this. Mandy would make a killer--and very, very bloody!--double-feature with Coralie Fargeat's Revenge.

    RIP Jóhann Jóhannsson. His second-to-last score ends up being one of his best. Gone too soon.

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  • Detroit

    Detroit

    ★★

    I'm from Detroit. I've lived in and around the city for the majority of my life. This movie has nothing to say about this city, the uprising of '67 or, most damningly, what it's like to be black in America. Detroit (the movie) is the cinematic equivalent of Ramsay Bolton from Game of Thrones; it luxuriates interminably in the depths of human depravity without ever arriving at a meaningful conclusion. Maybe the hopelessness I felt watching Detroit was intentional. It…

  • Fifty Shades Freed

    Fifty Shades Freed

    ★½

    This is the last one of these fucking movies and you *still* don't see his penis. What the actual fuck? Dakota Johnson has been baring it all since the beginning, but all we get of Jamie Dornan is a hint of pubes. There's only one explanation for this not-so-kinky fuckery: Jamie Dornan has a bad dick.