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  • Cloak & Dagger

    Cloak & Dagger

    ★★★★

    Jack Flack always escapes!

    This is one of those films that I wish I could’ve seen as a kid. I do remember seeing the cover to this at the video store quite a few times but I never had my parents rent it for me.

    It’s rather unique in how much is genuinely in stake for a family film. Davey, our 11 year old protagonist played by Henry Thomas, is constantly in danger of being murdered by spies and the…

  • Raging Bull

    Raging Bull

    ★★★★★

    Look at it, son! Live in it!

    Raging Bull is perfection. What else can I say?

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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★½

    Holy shit. This was one of the greatest action movies I’ve seen, easily my favorite in the franchise outside of the first one. Each action setpiece builds up to that incredibly satisfying final one in such a perfect way. What a thrill-ride. Woof. 

    Sure, there are some plot contrivances but it’s a Mission: Impossible film. These are to be expected.

    I don’t know why but that ending caused me to tear up a little bit. Maybe because I was a…

  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★

    It turns out that when you take what on paper is a standard action thriller premise, remove those pesky little things like exposition and flashy action scenes and you get a piece of work like this.

    It’s refreshing to watch a film that doesn’t hold the audiences hand and allows them to piece things together. I wouldn’t begrudge anybody who had to read a synopsis to get a plot point that is established late in the film.

    Joaquin Phoenix continues…