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  • Savage Beach

    Savage Beach

    Frightfully dull, best parts are the first 7 minutes or so and the unconvincing old man makeup that shows up in the last third. This is no 'Hard Ticket to Hawaii'.

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★★

    Earlier this week I watched the 1981 classic 'An American Werewolf in London'. It's a classic for a reason: the effects are jaw dropping, the script is simultaneously smart, terrifying and funny, and despite being a throwback to classic horror films it manages to very much be its own thing. Well, just yesterday I had the privilege to catch an advanced screening of this summer's 'Baby Driver', the director of which has noted 'Werewolf' as a seminal piece in his…

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    Jesus, this was therapeutic. Who would have thought that at the end of the year, my top two films would be so radically different?- 'Nocturnal Animals': a sort of tribute to nihilism, and this, 'La La Land': perhaps the most joyful film experience of the last decade. Strangely, both contain the theme of reality meeting fantasy in explosive fashion, yet each in extremely dissimilar ways.

    There was something distinctly unique about my screening, as I was watching the film up…

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★★

    'Baby Driver' is an instant classic. Long live, 'Baby Driver'.

    I'll write more once my heart stops feeling like it's gonna burst, but it's been almost two hours since I got out of this movie-- if 'Baby Driver' is the film that kills me, I'm honestly completely fine with that.