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  • Apostle

    Apostle

    ★★★★★

    Wow. Holy shit. Gareth Evans does with Apostle what The Raid did for action movies.

  • Private Life

    Private Life

    ★★★★½

    Painfully accurate.

  • The Night Comes for Us

    The Night Comes for Us

    ★★★½

    Some inventive shots and fight choreography but a little too knifey for my taste.

  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    ★★★★½

    A much-needed reminder in this toxic climate that there was once at least one person who loved us and knew we ourselves were capable of loving.

  • Braven

    Braven

    ★★★

    A throwback to late 80s/early 90s action movies, Braven is Die Hard in a log cabin. Momoa lacks the charisma of Schwarzenegger, Willis or Swayze, but the action is serviceable and beautifully shot among the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. Decent supporting cast includes Garrett Dillahunt doing his usual creepy bad guy thing.

  • Anon

    Anon

    ★½

    Me: Mute is the dumbest sci-fi movie on Netflix.
    ANON: Hold my beer!

  • Molly's Game

    Molly's Game

    ★★★★

    One of the most Sorkiny Sorkin scripts directed by the man himself. Somehow manages to cram 8 hours of dialog into a much shorter runtime. Jessica Chastain is wonderful, as usual.

  • Batman Ninja

    Batman Ninja

    ★★★½

    STUNNING animation soured by a completely incomprehensible plot. Trying to cram in every character in the Batman universe into a 90 minute film didn't help an otherwise interesting premise. I should have watched in Japanese with English subs if only to spare myself from Joker and Harley's constant, high-pitched cackling.

  • Andre the Giant

    Andre the Giant

    ★★★★

    A remarkable documentary about a man too big for this world. His impact on wrestling and the people who knew him was profound. It was fascinating to watch tough guys like Hulk Hogan speak candidly and with such reverence for Andre. I loved him as a kid but I never considered how much his size and his fame took such a toll on him. Even if you're not a wrestling fan, you'll enjoy this film.

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★½

    A surprisingly emotional and tense thriller. Very efficient storytelling given the short run time and near absence of spoken dialogue. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt's real-world relationship really brings a tangible feeling of intimacy to the film. Definitely up there among the best horror/thrillers of the past few years.

  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

    Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

    ★★★★

    The first half of this movie is sheer genius but somewhere around the middle it loses its steam and never really gets it back. It's like the comedy version of Sunshine.

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★½

    Well, that was unsettling. Really enjoyed the cast and atmosphere, but it didn't really add up to much for me.