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  • I Do... Until I Don't

    I Do... Until I Don't

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Lake Bell’s sophomore effort I Do...Until I Don’t is a disappointment compared to her fabulous debut In A World…, which was charming, funny, and poignant. In contrast, this movie’s take on the complexities of marriage is disjointed and purposelessly wacky, framed by an unnecessary plot about a documentarian (Dolly Wells) who entices three couples to participate in a film meant to support her unorthodox thesis that marriage should be a seven year contract with the option to renew. The couples…

  • Logan Lucky

    Logan Lucky

    ★★★★

    Logan Lucky is essentially a redneck version Ocean’s Eleven, but at least it's self-aware about its derivative nature. It also helps that the film is made by the same person, which gives the proceedings a much-needed consistency. If you’re planning to rip off Steven Soderbergh, there’s no better person to do it than Soderbergh himself, because he brings specific grandeur to the composition of his shots and to the way he edits them that evokes a sense of humor and…

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★★

    The Grand Budapest Hotel might be Wes Anderson's best film yet. Not only is it a shining example of his signature style, but it also happens to be an action-packed adventure that engages you from start to finish with its entertaining story-within-a-story premise. One part murder mystery and one part heist film, The Grand Budapest Hotel is Anderson's typical formula operating at peak efficiency. Its narrative is briskly paced, its dialogue is snappy, its characters are zany yet charming, its…

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★★

    Holy shit! Jeremy Saulnier’s thriller Green Room is fucking intense. His terrifying film is a tight 90 minute tale about a punk band fighting white supremacists for survival.

    The movie starts appropriately slow and keeps you in a state of persistent emotional peril as you watch this band of underdogs played by Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, and Callum Turner try to win a nearly impossible battle, where they’re outnumbered and outmatched. In the process, Saulnier builds to a…