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  • Nerve

    Nerve

    ★★★

    This might be the most millennial movie ever made. A fairly entertaining version of Truth or Dare, minus the truth, played out over a Periscope-like app. I can see this movie aging poorly years from now, like 90s tech films such as Virtuosity, Lawnmower Man, Johnny Mnemonic, etc.

  • Personal Shopper

    Personal Shopper

    ★★★½

    Deeply unsettling and not at all what I expected. Stewart carries the movie, whose supporting cast has surprisingly little dialogue. It has a bit of an Under the Skin vibe to it, though not nearly as bizarre.

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    Wow. Holy shit. That was like Full Metal Jacket: The Musical. J.K. Simmons is electric as a hard-ass Jazz band conductor and, while I didn't like his character, Miles Teller really puts it all out there as his ambitious, young student.

  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    ★★★½

    Despite its 207 minute running time, Seven Samurai is quite engaging throughout. It's influences on modern action movies, particularly those assembling a group of heroes, is easily recognizable. I don't quite get why this movie is considered one of the best ever made, but it's certainly worth watching.