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  • Transformers: The Last Knight

    Transformers: The Last Knight

    And so, it has come to this. This... transgressive piece of hyper post cinema storytelling. Nothing matters - burn it all down - exterminate rational thought - things just "happen" storytelling. In a way, this movie would an equivalent to noise music, if only Michael Bay would just rid himself from the concept of a script (or what little he held on to) and just 'splode images into images. Go all out, sir! Don't bother appeasing anyone anymore, sir!

    "Rethink…

  • The Steel Helmet

    The Steel Helmet

    ★★★★★

    Equal parts poetic wordplay, pulse pounding action and heartbreaking devastation. Watch as symbols of faith and strength get torn down and built back up all the same by the ravages of war. Busted up cigars, nicknames, racial epithets and American ideals collide under indiscriminate gunfire.

    Samuel Fuller might be my filmmaking spirit animal.

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  • It Comes at Night

    It Comes at Night

    ★★★★★

    A devastating production that's less scary but more tragic than you'd think. It holds back on exposition and meaning, leaving the images and action to speak for themselves. At twenty-four paintings a second, never wasting a sequence, the film is like a Cormac McCarthy cover song if performed by David Lynch. That's a dangerous pairing.

    Go in knowing nothing, come out feeling everything.

  • Jackie

    Jackie

    ★★★★★

    It’s been called “hypnotic” by many. Jackie, the very real tale made tall before it was captured on camera, is, by no means, an “ordinary” biopic. It’s not even really a “biopic” even. The minutes, hours and days after President Kennedy’s assassination, from his newly widowed First Lady’s more emotional than literal perspective and interpretation, make up the better portion of the film – better meaning majority. The better – high quality – moments of the film are the ones…