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  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★★½

    Lee accomplishes something truly incredible with this latest 'joint.' He deftly balances a tone of comedy, reality, seriousness and anger in one of 2018's best.

    What this all does is create tension and Lee does it masterfully. Lee's love of the cinema really shines through with this film. There's choices he makes that are just exquisite. Showing Belafonte tell tales of racist actions courtesy of D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation" against a Klan initiation where they revere Griffith's film is powerful!

    I can't stop praising Lee's boldness as "BlacKkKlansman" is truly so visceral, fun, and infuriating all at once.

  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    ★★★★

    Cruise and the newly assembled IMF team are back and just as good as ever. The "M: I" franchise has truly reached action flick perfection with this fifth entry, "Rogue Nation."

    The film feels a lot like it's star, Cruise (53 at the time) has aged quite finely and feels incredibly comfortable in the role. Cruise is truly unstoppable and so is this franchise for now. Newcomer Ferguson is quite the welcome addition. She's fierce, sexy, confident and self-assured, a…

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  • Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

    Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

    ★★★½

    I feel like seeing this film in it’s intended frame rate would have only added to the hightened sense of reality. I don’t think director Ang Lee ever intended for us to feel comfortable.

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    ★★★★

    The now long running "Mission: Impossible" franchise gets a kick of adrenaline with this entry, "Ghost Protocol." Where "M:I III" started the ball rolling again, this fourth entry elevates the series substantially.

    "Protocol" takes the best things of what makes "M: I" "M: I" and executes each element near flawlessly. From the humor, action/stunts, sexiness, and gadgetry. Also compelling is how this entry creates a team that we can root for and want to stick around, essentially breathing new life…