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  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★★

    Sixth viewing. Watched with my Dad. He didn't dislike it, which astonishes me. Now, if I can just get him to see Hot Fuzz...

  • Braindead

    Braindead

    ★★★★★

    "Cranial blowout!"

    I think I laughed harder during that funeral sequence than I have at anything else I've seen in the past three years.

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  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★

    "Who are you?"
    "Odin Himself."

    Tight, tense, and terrifying. Green Room may be this generation's Assault on Precinct 13. It's certainly more gripping than Blue Ruin, mostly by virtue of having better protagonists. Anton Yelchin is fantastic, and so are his band mates. I just wish every character got more screen time - I don't know if that's a good sign or a bad one. Either way, I actually want to watch this again, like, right now.

    And speaking as a Scott Pilgrim fan, it was pretty sweet to see Mark Webber again (Stephen Stills!), even if he's almost unrecognisable as a Neo-Nazi skinhead.

  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys

    ★★★★★

    "Look on the bright side: nobody got hurt."

    Fourth viewing, and I am increasingly convinced that The Nice Guys is Shane Black's masterpiece. It's got Ryan Gosling's greatest performance, cracking action set pieces, side-splitting comedy ("I had to question the mermaids!"), stellar 70's production design, and a live performance by Earth Wind & Fire lookalikes. How can you say no to that?

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