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  • Streets of Fire

    Streets of Fire

    ★★★★★

    The scene where Willem Dafoe walks through fire wearing his rubber overalls...cinema doesn't get much better than that

  • 8 Million Ways to Die

    8 Million Ways to Die

    ★★★★

    A sleazy and sweaty neo-noir ride, somewhat narratively incoherent from studio-mandated edits plus a major change in pace halfway through. Hal Ashby's final film may not bear the stylistic sensibilities of his more distinguished work but this is much better than it's reputation would suggest, and worth a watch for Jeff Bridges in top form, a wickedly violent finale, and a great dick measuring sequence involving snow cones.

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  • The Space Between Us

    The Space Between Us

    This should have been called The Fault in Our Mars.

  • The Driver

    The Driver

    ★★★★

    A truly special kinetic thriller that owes as much to Le Samouraï as it does Bullitt. Ryan O'Neal playing against type as the subdued titular character is compelling, but Bruce Dern gets to have the most fun as the extremely manic pseudo-antagonist detective. Cool colours, great chase scenes, a lean runtime, you simply can't go wrong with this.