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  • Leave No Trace

    Leave No Trace

    ★★★★

    It's a bit of an obvious statement, but fully recognizing, embracing and committing to improve the kind of projects you're most interested at, instead of consciously shying away from them at the first wave of reductive criticism, it's almost always a sign of a great filmmaker. 'Leave No Trace' carries a lot of the same elements of Granik's last fiction work, yet if my memory doesn't fail me, she gets that lingering around just long enough so that the naturalistic…

  • Game Night

    Game Night

    ★★★★½

    There's a non-zero chance this movie got developed for the sole reason of having Kyle Chandler say the line "I cheated at the Game of Life and at the game of life" and I think that's beautiful.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    Now I have finally realized what they mean with "I can't even".

    But I'll try.

    Mad Max: Fury Road is an ass-kicking, jaw-dropping, punk-rocking, mind-blowing, staggering, breathtaking, stupefying, overwhelming, astonishing and synonym-inducing work of art.

    I pity the fools, myself included, who unjustifiably dismiss any type of craft by sheer hypocritical beliefs. That includes blockbuster film-making. If far too often we're exposed to what appears to be collective delusions that can even "go beyond mere mediocrity to offer possible evidence…

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    ★★★★★

    Disclamer: Potentially blinding hype.

    I felt like an 80's kid watching Die Hard for the first time.
    Like Kim Jong-un listening to Katy Perry for the first time.
    Like Kanye West hearing himself.

    It's just 130 minutes of the most pure awesomeness. There's no other way to put it. I cease to believe this as a bad thing. As appellative as it is.

    "Isn't it ridiculous", you may ask. YES
    "Isn't Sam Jackson's character foolish". HELL YES
    "Isn't the whole…