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  • Teen Spirit

    Teen Spirit

    ★★★

    Great soundtrack, excellent cinematography and good central performances make this worthwhile...but the familiar plotting and flat characters keep it from being something more than average. Minghella shows promise behind the camera but there was very little flair to the proceedings.

  • xXx: Return of Xander Cage

    xXx: Return of Xander Cage

    ★★★½

    I don't think anyone was dying to see another xXx film but with Vin Diesel back as the lead and an interesting and diverse supporting cast, I decided to give it a shot. Glad I did because they finally nailed the proper TONE for this kind of picture - goofy fun with big action. Yes, it's still "modern cool hip extreme james bond" but they revel in that fact, rather than playing it too straight... I mean, the finale of…

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  • The Counselor

    The Counselor

    worst movie of the year hands down.

  • Lucy

    Lucy

    ★½

    If i hadn't seen it, I wouldn't have believed it... the last act of this movie is so laughably insane it almost makes it the best worst movie of the year. The first two thirds have equally awful moments but I could never look away - so terrible but in a 'how the fuck did this get greenlit' sort of way.