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  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★

    I'm still wrapping my head over Yorgos Lanthimos' latest, a twisted, weird, uncomfortable, eerie descent into madness and the roles of parents and children in a family. Idiosyncratic doesn't even begin to describe the mysterious mix between patient slow burn storytelling and creepily unexpected tone that Lanthimos infuses here, somehow eliciting laughs and a level of self-awareness from a movie about...well, to say would give it away, so I won't. Suffice it to I'm incredibly impressed with how everyone in…

  • Woman of the Year

    Woman of the Year

    ★★★½

    This, the first of the Hepburn-Tracy outings, is so lively and entertaining throughout, steadily paced and full of fun, clash-of-the-sexes dialogue that one might be able to forgive some of the seedier sexual politics that occupy the film's back end. Naturally, the real life couple have tremendous onscreen chemistry, sparking romance with the ease of old lovers and the tentativeness of young ones, only just realizing that those feelings of swift attraction may actually mean much more.

    The romance is…

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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…