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  • Down by Law

    Down by Law

    ★★★★★

    FilmStruck really knew how to draw me in. They recently put Deadman and a lot of new extra features on the front page of their Criterion side. This brought me down the hole of adding everything Jarmusch that I could to my watchlist. When I first saw Down By Law in high school or college, I honestly didn’t know what decade it was from. This movie highlights some interesting directorial decisions by Jarmusch. He keeps the movie totally in the…

  • K-19: The Widowmaker

    K-19: The Widowmaker

    ★★½

    Its not as visually interesting as oyher Kathryn Bigalo movies, drags for most of the movie on fake accents, but pays off nicely in the end

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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★½

    This sets itself apart in the MI series of movies through its visual storytelling and the Hitchcock-like suspense mixed with a mini-Ocean’s 11-style heist factor. The cold open is one of the best in the series. Ving Rhames finally gets a shot at a little spot to shine by showing that he is a bit of the heart of the team, while simultaneously showing his character’s technical expertise. I’m glad this movie doesn’t fall into being a sloppy romantic triangle around Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt. This could really find its way getting bumped up to five stars for just the love of movies.

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★★

    Greta Gerwig hits it out of the park with her directorial debut. My family and I happen to be moving to Sacramento this summer so it's especially great to see the city that my baby son will be growing up in. Most of the movie the city is shot with a little extra sunlight to make it look washed out and run down, but by the end there is a montage that shows the city in a livelier, more colorful…