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  • Shoot 'Em Up

    Shoot 'Em Up

    ★★★★

    A satire wrapped inside a parody wrapped inside an action movie. Truly, a great action movie. There are dozens of clever concepts the Kingsman and John Wick franchises only wish they had invented.

    From the first kill, where Clive Owen’s character shoved a carrot through the head of a henchman, this film never stops its absurd assault.

    I think this was early, before we knew Paul Giamatti had a pork belly. This film will always be the finest slice of…

  • The Meyerowitz Stories

    The Meyerowitz Stories

    ★★★

    New and selected Baumbachian riffs. Jean’s story was the most affecting for me. Sandler and Stiller showed some fine acting chops. Sandler and Hoffman also made me laugh.

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Cool Hand Luke

    ★★★★★

    Ain't nobody can eat fifty eggs!

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★½

    Beautiful. Ponderous. Who followed the tracker? I guess it didn’t matter. When the war between replicants and humans comes, it is best to check the box marked None of the Above.