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  • Wildlife

    Wildlife

    ★★★½

    A solid coming of age film about finding out your parents are just two fucked up people, like everyone else.

  • A Simple Favor

    A Simple Favor

    ★★★

    In the moment A Simple Favor was more or less enjoyable, largely thanks to Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. But the more I think about it, the less I like it. The central mystery is pretty unoriginal and the plot devices they introduce to justify the twists are just dumb. Just thinking about it is making me mad. Thanks for nothing, Paul Feig!

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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.

  • Mute

    Mute

    ★★

    Kind of like John Wick, if John Wick were Amish and couldn't drive. Or shoot. Or fight, really. Not sure what the point was of the main character not being able to speak, aside from giving more lines to Paul Rudd, who makes this movie slightly bearable.