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  • Inside Moves

    Inside Moves

    ★★★★½

    "Hey, you've got it all backwards. First you get crippled then you try to commit suicide!"

    An emotional and fulfilling sports film experience that is different from most other sport films, 'Inside Moves' features a similar atmosphere and slew of well-cast characters that rivals iconic films such as 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' and 'Rocky.' Providing plenty of social commentary on the handicap without being too heavy-handed, Donner delivers an atypical, moving film that features David Morse's acting debut…

  • Vanishing Point

    Vanishing Point

    ★★★★½

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

    "This radio station was named Kowalski, in honour of the last American hero to whom speed means freedom of the soul. The question is not when's he gonna stop, but who is gonna stop him."

    With speed induced chase sequences, the stunning landscape of the American Southwest, and a soulful soundtrack, 'Vanishing Point' is easily one of my favorite 1970s films. Blending crime, comedy, and muscle cars, this is a symbolic film that is at a critical crux of modern…

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  • Dead Man's Line

    Dead Man's Line

    ★★★★

    "I'm the most mentally strong man I know."

    Thrilling look into a little-known incident that is reminiscent of Killdozer or OJ chase, this media frenzy showcases a stressful hostage scenario that involves booby traps, revenge against foreclosures, and some of the wildest phone calls one will ever hear. The there were plenty of jaw-dropping and hysterical moments, but overall sad. Did NOT expect that finale, but I'm glad they changed the law.

  • Citizen X

    Citizen X

    ★★★½

    "I saw it in a movie, okay?!"

    Spanning decades and keenly casted, this real life story showcases Soviet bureaucracy, police procedural, burgeoning psychoanalysis, and twisted insight into the killer. Reminiscent of 'The Boston Strangler' or a better 'Child 44'.

    One of the best HBO movies easily.

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  • The Revenant

    The Revenant

    ★★★★½

    "God is a squirrel."

    BEST film of 2015.

    With Cheevo's artful cinematography and Leo's most extreme performance yet, Inarritu is able to craft his best film from one of the most monstrous productions in recent years. A modern epic, it can only be compared to the sheer awe-shock I had when seeing Mad Max: Fury Road earlier this year. I watched some similar films in preparation like 'Man in the Wilderness' (same story) and 'Jeremiah Johnson', a longtime favorite of…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★½

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

    "They found you."

    A future case-study on style vs substance and proof that Roger Deakins can't save EVERY movie, 'Blade Runner 2049' has none of what I admired about the first one: immersion in creepy future LA with rainy ramen noodles + droves of cultural crowds, some atypical acting (Harrison Ford strip club scene), heartwrenching action (retiring Zora), humanistic characters to latch on to (toymaker), and a grizzled protagonist (Gosling could take a hit while Ford would become battered). Instead,…