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  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★★★½

    Spike Lee blends like five genres in this one movie, yet plays it like a veteran jazz musician with lots of soul. Delroy Lindo is a total boss here.

    It's crazy how this film was made and got released at the peak of BLM.

  • Trancers

    Trancers

    ★★½

    Low budget direct-to-video rip-off of Blade Runner and The Terminator. I either rented this on VHS or watched it on cable as kid and even then, I knew what it was. I never bothered with the sequels.

    Tbh, these movies are more enjoyable when they are English dubbed and made by Italians. Tim Thomerson's goofy macho charisma saves this film. He looks over 50, but apparently was only 38 during filming. Helen Hunt was way too young to be the…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★

    If you ever wanted to see David Fincher direct a Lifetime Network murder-mystery, this is it. Perfectly cast, including Ben Affleck and Tyler Perry, surprisingly. Of course, the female cast was impeccable with Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon and Kim Dickens. But, I found the male casting particularly interesting. Fincher selected male actors that have real life public personas that are or have been "unlikeable" like Affleck and Perry. He also chose male supporting actors that usually play sensitive and emasculated…

  • Looper

    Looper

    ★★★★★

    Looper is the perfect example of creating an original film that was inspired by a classic one. James Cameron's The Terminator has better action. Rian Johnson's Looper has better drama. It's ironic that Emily Blunt's character is named Sarah, very much like Sarah Connor.

    Like the original Terminator, this was a low budget sci-fi film. Yet, the production design, photography and editing are top notch. The performances were fantastic, especially the young Pierce Gagnon. If I have one nitpick, it's…