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  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★½

    After delivering one of the finest films and most immersive gut-punches of 2014 with Heaven Knows What, the Safdie brothers are back with a second successive modern masterpiece. Good Time is a frenetic, unpredictable tour de force that features a never-better Robert Pattinson and some unexpectedly fantastic supporting work from co-director Benny Safdie. Not content to settle for just an utterly gripping crime thriller, the Safdies pack this one full of great thematic work involving masks and identity and impersonation that rockets this sucker straight into the stratosphere. No complaints here. It's nearly perfect, and certainly one of the best of 2017.

  • Shot Caller

    Shot Caller

    ★★½

    Certain prison-procedural elements at play here are a nice touch, but this thing is paced like an asshole and bores more than it engages.

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  • Hell or High Water

    Hell or High Water

    ★★★★

    No twists. No betrayals. No games. Just two protagonists, both flawed and virtuous, seeking justice in an unjust, dying world and losing themselves in the process. Great stuff here.

  • The Book of Henry

    The Book of Henry

    ★★½

    I'm a bit disappointed to say that this is NOT the worst movie of all time. It's not even the worst movie by Colin Trevorrow, though perhaps that isn't saying much. Sure, it's got unrealistic characters doing nonsensical things and a third act that falls to pieces even while it numbs the mind, but so does almost every single Marvel movie and they seem to be pretty popular. That said, it's still dumb as a box of rocks, but I'd watch it again over Doctor Strange or Captain America: Civil War any day of the week.