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  • Thelma & Louise

    Thelma & Louise

    ★★★★½

    This movie is nearly flawless. From start to finish, I was utterly wrapped up in the drama of this film. It helps that you have two incredible performances from Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, respectively, who comprise the titular duo with such enthusiasm and honesty it's impossible not to like. It also helps that this screenplay is so sharp. Screenwriter Callie Khouri takes a page out of the Coens' book by nailing the regional dialect and dialogue, as well as…

  • Point Break

    Point Break

    ★★★½

    Believability is a high mark in filmmaking. You have an arsenal of tools at your disposal as a filmmaker to convince us that something--physically, emotionally, thematically--is really happening, yet it's often pretty tough to pull off. Kathryn Bigelow's Point Break doesn't always hit that landing, but it's still a damn good time.

    Keanu Reeves stars as Johnny Utah, an FBI agent wrapped into a world of surfing and robbing by the allure of the sea, as well as that of…

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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…