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  • A Place in the Sun

    A Place in the Sun

    ★★★½

    A poignant film that starts stronger than it finishes and perpetrates way too many lap dissolves.

  • Sorry, Wrong Number

    Sorry, Wrong Number

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The syncopation between the tracking shot at the end—where the camera tracks outside of the window as the shadowy figure enters the house—and the score produces one of the most inspirationally unsettling cinematic moments I have seen.

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  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad

    ½

    People rating Suicide Squad any higher than one-and-a-half stars are merely pissed at the critical savagery (rightly) directed at it. Here's the thing though, joke's on them—because the film is corporatized drivel at its least compelling. This is the stuff Harmony Korine's (much more intriguing and culturally significant film) Spring Breakers aims to satirize. Thinking any more about this spotty sculpture of neon green diarrhea and the cultural genocide it represents would literally be a waste of my time. If you must subject yourself to it, understand you'll be slightly dumber for having done so.

  • Double Indemnity

    Double Indemnity

    ★★★★★

    Revisiting this one is always a delight. From the exquisite cinematography to the incredible acting to the razor-sharp writing, I dare say this is one of the most powerful films ever made.