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  • Justice League

    Justice League

    davidehrlich

    ★★½

    I ranked all of Zack Snyder's Films Here

    JUSTICE LEAGUE came in 5th.

    Throughout his entire feature directing career, Zack Snyder has never really had to compromise. Of course, there are surely countless incidents where he acquiesced to one small thing or another behind the scenes, none of which his viewing public would ever be able to discern for themselves, but — on a macro level — he’s always gotten his way. Alas, making the Superman movie he wanted to…

  • Justice League

    Justice League

    matt lynch

    ★★

    All getting-the-team-together shoe leather followed by an entirely green-screen finale. Looks, feels, and sounds like a very expensive TV pilot.

  • I Love You, Daddy

    I Love You, Daddy

    Matt Singer

    The film of the year.*





    *The year is 2017, so this is definitely not a compliment.

  • Brokeback Mountain

    Brokeback Mountain

    brat pitt

    ★★★★★

    i wish i knew how to quit constantly rewatching this masterpiece

  • Carol

    Carol

    Katie

    ★★★★★

    spent all night crying so decided to put this on for reasons I honestly can’t remember but one day I’ll be able to tell you, after all these tears have dried. I miss my brother and I’m scared. but carol gives me hope.

  • Justice League

    Justice League

    Gonzo

    ★★★

    So, is it good? Please say it's good.
    It's... okay.

    Okay?
    Yeah, not great, but not Suicide Squad-levels of bad either. It's safe. Decent. Generally watchable. Mostly enjoyable.

    Unavoidable question: How does Justice League stack up against Marvel's 2012 big-screen team-up, The Avengers?
    Justice League is like a messier, uglier Avengers: essentially the same plot with the same beats (Bruce = Stark/Fury, Superman = Hawkeye, Steppenwolf = Loki, Mother Boxes = Tesseract, Parademons = Chitauri, etc.) and the same humor,…

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    Todd Gaines

    ★★★★½

    Remember when Robert Pattinson played an emo vampire? Squash that! He might’ve become famous from Twilight, but his star shines as bright as a diamond in the Safdie Bros’ Good Time.

    Intense with a capital I. Good Time never lets off the gas as Robert tries his best to survive the night, and rescue his brother. The streets of New York City come out, and it is not all glamour and glitter, but the shady side you don’t see on…

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    Mike D'Angelo

    ★★★★

    73/100

    Tone is everything here—I'd love to know how much painstaking trial-and-error was involved in crafting such magnificently stilted, awkward performances from these accomplished actors. Barry Keoghan, in particular, creates the uncanny impression of an apologetic automaton; the scene in which he explains the "rules" to Farrell, reciting them in the rushed, rotely memorized manner of a 7th-grader giving an oral report (and highlighting this by briefly resuming his "normal" speech pattern at one point before resuming the litany), creates…

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    josh lewis 🌹

    ★★★★

    "the world only makes sense if you force it to."

    a movie that genuinely follows through on the inherent fascism of batman and the complicated moral relationship between the american image (superman) and the horrifying actions around the globe committed by the state. snyder takes two american icons and places them in an expressionist, cartoon nightmare world brought on us by the country's institutional corruption and disastrous foreign policy―superman destroys a drone, batman quotes dick cheney. of course people hate this.

  • Wind River

    Wind River

    brat pitt

    ★★★½

    i’m willing to ignore how poorly written the women characters are because its overarching message about the prevalence of violence against native women is nowhere near discussed as much as it should be. 

    however, i can’t ignore the fact that the protagonist is ... a white man. worse, it’s jeremy renner. if the lead was a native woman, even a native man, this would’ve been revolutionary. i understand that there is pressure to cast famous (white) actors in order to get funding from studios, but is it worth undermining your film’s political meaning?

  • Molly's Game

    Molly's Game

    Lucy

    ★★½

    AFI 2017: film #12

    what a colossal letdown. i had a feeling aaron sorkin wouldn’t be a natural talent at directing, but i had no idea he would throw together something this haphazard and lifeless and incoherent. it has a couple great sequences but it ends up equaling out to a big old corny mess. i intend on giving this another try when it officially comes out but right now it feels like a fucking shame

    BY THE WAY this…

  • Wonderstruck

    Wonderstruck

    Katie

    ★★★★★

    easily the most beautiful movie I have ever seen, todd haynes resparked my love for the world, film, and all things new york. i’m at a loss for words.

  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys

    Arielrocks5

    ★★★★★

    Happy Birthday, Gooseman, and may your iconic, voice crack filled scream forever be sweet music to our ears.

  • Avatar

    Avatar

    SilentDawn

    ★★★★★

    100

    Theatrical Cut

    Interconnected humanism. Arguably Cameron's strongest in regards to his immaculate blend of tech fetishes, romantic sweep, high-concept ideas, and classical structure/discipline. A big brain and brawn and heart collage, and just plain ravishing adventure. Cameron is a pro at basic, fundamental mechanics; fluid, gripping, efficient exposition, gradual succession of set-piece intensity, sturdy characterization, and mixes of genre. "It's just Pocahontas!", they say. Excuse me, but does your precious Pocahontas (ignoring the common knowledge and reliance on the…

  • Chicago

    Chicago

    Katie

    ★★★★½

    THIGHS

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    Tay

    ★★★★★

    dear you,

    as of tonight, there are 500 of you.

    back in middle school, i used to write letters to an online friend named ellie. her real name was laura, but she went by ellie. sometimes i called her larry, as a joke, and she called me tyler, as a joke.

    she had so many names that when we started writing letters to each other, like bonafide pen pals, i'd address them "dear you" -- because sometimes, even when i…

  • I, Tonya

    I, Tonya

    kevinyang

    ★★★½

    There's a scene where Tonya's voiceover says "I was 15" and then we see full grown Margot Robbie and it's probably the funniest moment in 2017 cinema.

  • Logan Lucky

    Logan Lucky

    josh lewis 🌹

    ★★★★

    "That is total bullshit. George R. R. Martin was supposed to deliver The Winds of Winter to his publisher over two years ago."