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  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★½

    As a pure narrative drama, BlacKkKlansman is somewhat lopsided. It twists into unbalanced shapes in service of provocation, conventionality, humor, and commentary and runs into the limitations of being based on “fo’ real, fo’ real sh*t.” It’s clear the Lee prizes Klansman's heavy-handed polemics that, despite being light on cohesion, are undoubtedly passionate and effective in yanking audiences from a wacky, racist-buffoon-filled fantasy to the contemporary world. Both the drama and the commentary try to be accessible to a mainstream…

  • The Driver

    The Driver

    ★★★

    A silent, stoic, perfectionist getaway driver navigates a stylized, morally ambiguous crime world until a job goes wrong. Sound familiar? Whether it be Drive, Baby Driver, or a multitude of other movies, pretty much every other driving-oriented film today seems to be inspired by The Driver and for good reason. It’s a slick, minimalist film absorbed in nihilism and viscerality that features some of the best vehicle-oriented action sequences ever put on celluloid. Although The Driver is certainly most exciting…

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  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★★

    I most likely can't say anything about this film that hasn't been said before but I'll try my best.

    The Positives:
    This film is astonishing. Mr. Scott directs fantastically among the claustrophobic environment of Nostromo. He expertly shoots around the Alien to ensure it arouses the maximum amount of terror without revealing too much of it. He must be commended for not regarding this film as a "B" monster movie, instead a mature, fear-inducing, science fiction film. My favorite aspect…

  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    ★★

    I left the theater an hour ago and forgot most of what happened. I'm very sorry but this movie is a complete mess. To start, because of the sheer multitude of characters, all of them receive no development and their relationships with the other characters are non-existent. Everyone just pops up once or twice and then they are gone for the rest of the movie. Most of them don't contribute to the plot at all and are just there to…