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  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★½

    I've never been so stressed out in my entire life.

    This film is immaculate. A gorgeous mess, a haphazard exercise in accidental perfection. Pattinson is incredible, but the heroes are in the details--the way he interacts with his brother, the tactics he uses to avert the eyes of a girl who may be onto him, the manipulation he puts his acquaintances through. And for what? Likely, for his brother's name. Or is he less altruistic than we think? The Safdie…

  • Philomena

    Philomena

    ★★★★

    Funny and thought-provoking, touching and sometimes a little too cute. Judi Dench is incredible. Coogan proves what a talent he is both as an actor and writer. Love his work. Stalls for a while, but I love any time Dench gets to just live in this earnest character.

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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★

    I've never heard guns sound quite like this.

    Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is not quite a conventional movie. It's an experience to behold. Nolan is not concerned with your enjoyment, or whether you can latch onto any one character. He isn't concerned with protagonists and antagonists and high drama. He simply wants to immerse you in this chaotic world, and he by and large succeeds.

    From the moment it began, I was invested in the world of Dunkirk. War movies run…

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★

    Ah, thinking man's sci-fi... Which in this case means sluggish pacing, faux depth, boring characters, a squandered storyline, and an overbearing soundtrack.

    Seriously, I don't get how people love this movie. I've seen the Final Cut twice now and it does nothing for me. It's incredibly aesthetically pleasing and the premise is cool...and that's about it. Honestly, Rick Deckard is one of the most boring characters in science fiction film history. Sean Young is easily the more interesting character, but…