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  • The Fog

    The Fog

    ★★★½

    This is a cool-ass movie and a cool-ass follow-up to Halloween, with a surprisingly ringer-heavy cast (Janet Leigh? Hal Holbrook?). It is maybe SLIGHTLY slower of a burn than it should have been - the atmosphere is so perfect you want a *little* more of a chance to see what it can produce.

  • Out of Sight

    Out of Sight

    ★★★★

    I know it seems like the obvious, even trite observation, given the cast, crew, and source material, but this really is a fairly exact stylistic and thematic mixture between Jackie Brown and Ocean's 11. It would be very hard, given that description, for it not to be great.

    Bring back the Ray Nicolette Cinematic Universe

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  • Romeo Must Die

    Romeo Must Die

    ★★★★

    Look, Timbaland does the beats and Jet Li fights a person using the body of another person and I honestly don't know what the fuck else you want.

  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★★½

    Look, this deserves evaluation (and a fair amount of praise) on its own merits, and not just in comparison to Bohemian Rhapsody, but I feel like we should at least acknowledge that it contains

    1) gay sex, between two men, who are naked, and make out first

    2) a star who actually does the singing in the film, because otherwise what is the point of all this

    3) a former Game of Thrones actor playing music producer John Reid, but…