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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!

  • Bad Times at the El Royale

    Bad Times at the El Royale

    ★★½

    Off-brand Tarantino. Cynthia Erivo is a star in the making but the rest of the cast, many of whom I usually adore, phone this one in. Just when you think it can't get any longer another title card pops up.

  • Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh

    Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh

    ★★★★½

    A surprising return to form for Sandler. Heartfelt and personal and incredibly funny.

  • Outlaw King

    Outlaw King

    ★★★½

    I liked this movie better the first time I saw it... when it was called BRAVEHEART.

  • Apostle

    Apostle

    ★★★★½

    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.