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  • The World Is Not Enough

    The World Is Not Enough

    ★★½

    "Revenge is not hard to fathom for a man who believes in nothing."

    A perfectly serviceable mission, one where solid filmmaking and a steady, albeit imperfect, script manage to hold off the dampening flaws for much of the runtime. The World Is Not Enough sees 007 in yet another race against the clock as a madman terrorizes an oil heiress' ambitions with nuclear threat following a mysterious assassination. Now it's up to the agent to thwart this sinister scheme and…

  • Die Another Day

    Die Another Day

    "So you live to die another day."

    Streaming issues with For Your Eyes Only are the cause of this minor chronological rift in my revisitation of the James Bond series leading up to the release of No Time to Die. Rather than pressing forward with the following installment of Moore's tenure as 007, Octopussy, my friends and I decided to jump far ahead to Pierce Brosnan's final appearance in the famous role. The year is 2002 as we find the…

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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★★

    "This is a twisted web, and we are not finished untangling it, not yet."

    Crackling with a spirited originality made all the more pleasurable by the utter adoration for the narrative's influences, Rian Johnson's Knives Out is a whodunit for the ages; an irresistible, topical, and devilishly entertaining stroke of taut brilliance whose Christie-inspired roots find themselves simultaneously revered and rejuvenated with equal shades of Hitchcock, Columbo, and the filmmaker's genre-melding aptitude. The grasp on the assorted threads in play…

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★★

    "'I fell in love with him two seconds after I saw him... And I’ll never stop loving him, even though it doesn’t make sense anymore.'"

    A staggering, impeccably crafted achievement as harrowing as it is poignant and tender. Noah Baumbach's work here is just sublime, and beautifully intricate, bolstered by two of the best performances this side of last decade. Marriage Story burns with emotional authenticity and multi-layered hardship, dissecting the strenuous experience of uncertainty and pain that such proceedings…