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  • Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3

    ★★★★

    Here's where you're wrong: She was already perfect.

    So remember how the first IRON MAN, which kicked this entire juggernaut off, updated its source material to work in the modern era and ended up being a pretty clear-cut takedown of the American military complex and brought up the weighty subject of American war profiteering?

    And then we were somehow given the gift that was a Shane Black Marvel movie, and it did all of the above and more, pretty much…

  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

    "I used to hate the water." "I can't imagine why."

    I know, I know, somehow, despite being a longtime Spielberg fan, I'd managed to never see this one. Of course, despite all the prior hype, it's tremendous. I really had no idea going in just how large a percentage of it is a seafaring film, but it is, and that was a delightful discovery, too.

    Roy Scheider remains incredible always, especially in roles that feature him in extremely fantastic turtleneck…

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  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★

    "Lucky for you guys, I'm a single woman living in LA. There is a lot of shit in this car."

    I have to admit I'm a bit baffled at the amount of hype being built up over this one. I'm not one to knock a first time director, let alone a female filmmaker, let alone a film actually focused entirely on the world of girls, because all those things are good and refreshing and necessary. So is the diverse cast,…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "She always ate enough for two."

    I don't rate things 5 stars often, but holy shit, I've been thinking about this for three straight days since seeing it, and with no sign of stopping. I want to see it again. Despite all the buzz, I was blown away; I've been impressed but not entirely enamored of Joon-Ho's previous work, so I had no idea this one would get me like it did. But holy shit.

    This is a film anyone…