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  • Logan Lucky

    Logan Lucky

    ★★★★

    I can't believe that a PG-13 Steven Soderbergh film called Logan Lucky made me laugh so often, but here we are. I guess it probably doesn't hurt that I've lived in North Carolina for most of my life and went to college in Charlotte where the film is set. Believe me when I say that the accents (minus Jack Quaid), mannerisms, and southern-fried family dynamics are all on point - not to mention the A+ cast, wardrobe, and soundtrack. Channing…

  • The Lobster

    The Lobster

    ★★★★½

    "It's no coincidence that the targets are shaped like single people and not couples."

    The Lobster almost plays like a horror film. What strikes me most about Lanthimos' portrayal of the search for love isn't the awkwardness, compromise, and/or uncertainty of dating - it's the pressure. We live in a society where, if single, people seem to view you as less of an individual and more of an incomplete soul waiting to be fulfilled by a "better half". So it…

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★★

    "What if my problem wasn't that I don't understand people but that I don't like them?"

    Considering the source material for Nightcrawler, it's a testament to Jake Gyllenhaal's acting ability that his performance ultimately makes the film a masterpiece. Other than being the embodiment of capitalistic opportunism, the character of Lou Bloom is a complete enigma. What in the hell is this guy's origin story? What kind of upbringing did he have? What makes him so ruthless and manipulative? Questions…

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★½

    Do you guys remember how all of those teenage girls went crazy over Robert Pattinson during the Twilight years? Well that's how I feel about him after seeing Good Time. This is my favorite film of the year (so far) and it's gonna be tough to beat. Consider me an official Safdie whore.

    In Good Time, main character Connie (played to perfection by Pattinson) is a self-absorbed con-man who uses those around him for his own personal gain. This includes…