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  • Shutter Island
  • The Last Picture Show
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Back to the Future

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  • Fargo

    ★★★★★

  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    ★★★★★

  • Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

    ★★★

  • Space Jam: A New Legacy

    ★½

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  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★★½

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    I wasn't particularly excited going in to Black Widow, not only does it feel like old news since it's been delayed so long, but giving the character a solo film after her death when she should've had one a decade ago just feels like a bit of an afterthought.

    Nevertheless, Black Widow is a great spy thriller with some strong Jason Bourne vibes and plenty of MCU connective tissue to please fans. Although the film basically feels like…

  • F9

    F9

    ★★★½

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    If you thought the previous few Fast movies were crazy, just you wait. The action sequences in this movie are absolutely massive and completely bonkers. However, the script for F9 is an absolute travesty. The dialogue is all clunky exposition and cheesy one-liners, some of the story beats are insanely far-fetched and at times the plot literally makes no sense. Even some of the acting is questionable.

    That being said... I fucking loved it.

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  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    ★★★★★

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    Today I begin my campaign for Summer of Soul to win Best Picture. It's that good.

    Summer of Soul is an incredible documentary by Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson about the Harlem Cultural Festival that took place in 1969, the same summer as Woodstock but was largely forgotten, with this film being the very first time footage has been seen. Questlove has done such an incredible job of highlighting the importance, scale and sheer beauty of the event, which included…

  • Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

    Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

    ★★★

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    I can barely remember the first Hitman's Bodyguard movie, so I really didn't have any expectations for the sequel. As far as action comedies go, The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard is fine - the jokes are hit-and-miss but the ones that do land had me laughing out loud a few times. The stunts are pretty average and the plot is convoluted but on the whole it's pretty inoffensive, Ryan Reynolds is always charming and Salma Hayek is hilarious so I didn't mind it.

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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★½

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    Aside from director Chloé Zhao's masterful camerawork, the reason that Nomadland is so amazing is that it's honest, intimate and transparent. When you watch this film, it feels like you are watching events from somebody's life - Frances McDormand's disappearance into her role also helps with this feeling. I feel pretentious using the word 'kino', but this film is what you call kino.

    Also Chloé Zhao is making a Marvel movie and I am beyond excited.

  • Fear Street: 1994

    Fear Street: 1994

    ★★★★½

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    Fear Street: 1994 is an absolute blast! Not only is it a fun, scary, nostalgic slasher film, but it's frighteningly well made (pun intended). The script is heavily influenced by Scream and has layered characters, a great mystery and some twists that even the biggest horror nerd won't see coming. The editing and sound design is also exceptional. I cannot wait to see the rest of the trilogy, because this was so awesome.