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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★

    77/100

    "This is me! This is how I win."

    I don't think I breathed through the entire movie. So stressful. You see a dude's extremely hectic life plagued with issues. He balances them poorly, but the fact he balances them at all is amazing. The Safdies Brothers are the real deal, they directed the shit out of this. Can't wait to see what they'll do next. I always liked Adam Sandler as a dramatic actor, and his performance in Uncut…

  • Tropic Thunder

    Tropic Thunder

    ★★★★½

    94/100

    "This is insane. Are you really going to abandon this movie? We're supposed to be a unit!"
    "Suck my unit."

    Tropic Thunder is one of my favorite comedies of the 21st century, and it's also one of the most quotable movies of all time. It doesn’t take the smartest route with its satirical nature, but that doesn’t really matter when almost all the jokes land. What really sets this film apart from other comedies similar to this is the…

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  • Predator

    Predator

    ★★★★

    "You're one ugly motherfucker."

    There’s so much testosterone in this film, it’s literally oozing on the screen. "Predator" is quintessential 80's action. A simple plot, badass characters, quotable oneliners delivered by Arnie like only he can do it, very good visual effects ( they still hold up today) and gruesome action in true 80's fashion. The film is able to balance humor, action and horror very well, and McTiernan builds suspense like a true master. McTiernan and Schwarzenegger make a…

  • The Lodge

    The Lodge

    ★★½

    "Repent and you will find salvation."

    The atmosphere is there, the dread lingers, the tension builds, but then something happens around the midway point that has me conflicted on how to feel towards The Lodge. It probably would have worked better if the movie had focused more on Grace’s backstory, which was fascinating in itself, but the movie barely made use of it. It never really digs into any of the ideas it's toying with. The kids just manipulated Grace, which was pretty weak. Riley Keough gives an amazing performance that is strong enough to paper over the weaker parts of the script.

    Hereditary is better.