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  • Creed

    Creed

    ★★★★½

    This is the best possible way someone could have translated those grinding every day 100 emoji memes into cinema

  • It Comes at Night

    It Comes at Night

    ★★★★½

    A24's 2nd annual spook in the woods is pretty fantastic. Don't look anything up.

    It's not really a spook, though. Apparently the audience I was in really wanted a spook. Here's some dialogue from the couple next to me.

    "What the fuck. What came at night."
    "A joke. A damn joke came at night. Fuckin bullshit."

    They were very, very excited by the Annabelle trailer.

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  • The Revenant

    The Revenant

    ★★★★½

    The Revenant is two and a half hours of pain; it's a journey to get through. It's also the years most beautiful looking and sounding film. Leonardo DiCaprio gives it his all in a role for which I can't say I'll be disappointed if he finally wins the gold. Tom Hardy is excellent, as usual, and the film is crafted with an overwhelming amount of care. Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu is one of cinema's most impressive and surprising filmmakers, and if you can manage to get through his latest, you'll find yet another reason to appreciate his craft.

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    ★★★★★

    Tarantino reminds us again why we love him. One of his most well paced films, despite a seemingly daunting 3 hour running time, The Hateful Eight is a masterpiece. His impressive writing successfully juggles 8 distinct and memorable characters, and keeps everything consistently interesting despite the limited setting of the story. Tarantino should not be able to surprise anyone at this point; he's so consistently great. It's a testament to his talent that he surprises yet again.