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  • The Sisters Brothers

    The Sisters Brothers

    ★★★★

    It's high time more people acknowledged that John C. Reilly is one of the greatest actors of his generation.

  • Looking Glass

    Looking Glass

    ★½

    A few compelling moments, and a more subtle Cage performance than you usually hope for in one of his DTV flicks... unfortunately, you need either some thrills or some Cage operatic goodness to justify watching this, and this has neither.

  • A Simple Favor

    A Simple Favor

    ★★½

    Blake Lively. Rest Of Movie Less Lively.

  • Destination Wedding

    Destination Wedding

    ★★★

    Do you like the idea of Keanu and Winona bickering for an hour and a half, straight no chaser? ... because I do. One or two unfortunate scenes aside, this successfully put a smile on my face and kept it there.

  • Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell

    Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell

    ★★½

    It gives Michael Gross a ton of goofy lines, which he reads with the commitment of Nicolas Cage in Vampire's Kiss. It also throws plenty of bodies in the Graboids' way. It also minimizes the Ass Blasters and focuses far more on the Graboids, which is a great move, considering Graboids rule and Ass Blasters are pretty lame.

    In short, expectations were exceeded. I would kill to write one of these Tremors sequels.

  • The Meg

    The Meg

    ★★★

    You're not making Jaws. Quit dancing around and teasing us with the Meg. Give us pure uncut Meg action. Give us Meg eating people, eating boats, eating MORE. GIVE US MORE MEG.

  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★★★

    Not since Trank's Fantastic Four has there been a movie so transparently fucked by studio edits. When franchises bring in someone with a singular voice or vision, do they seriously think we can't tell that it's a mess? If the movie's going to be a shitshow anyway, at least give us the director's uncut vision. It may be ten times worse, but it'll also be far more interesting!

    Anyway. Good for a matinee. Some snappy dialogue and strong performances. Munn…

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Crazy Rich Asians

    ★★★½

    Sing the theme song to Season 1 of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Now sing that melody, replacing the title phrase with "Crazy Rich Asians." Now this will be stuck in your head for 1-3 days. You're welcome.

  • American Animals

    American Animals

    ★★★½

    Stylish and interesting, but it's mostly haunting for me personally because Evan Peters looks and acts *exactly* like a friend of mine in this movie. Does that make this a worthless review? Probably. But still.

  • The Endless

    The Endless

    ★★★½

    Part of me wants these dudes to just keep cranking out these small-budget sci-fi gems bi-annually. The other part of me wants to give them a Star War or some $200 million budget franchise. Because their ability to create arresting moments and visuals with so little at their disposal is inspiring.

  • Madeline's Madeline

    Madeline's Madeline

    ★★★★½

    If Helena Howard doesn't become a massive Jennifer Lawrence level star in this industry, then scrap the entire industry and start again from scratch.

    As both a former theater student and a former theater teacher, I felt a *lot* during this movie.

  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★★★

    Maybe Spike is preaching to the choir here, but this choir member is enraptured by the sermon. His best since... at least 25th Hour, and I could argue since Malcolm X.

    And I think it's *way* more complex in its handling of the police than I've seen opponents of the film suggest.