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  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★½

    I saw this movie TWO DAYS before release for free at a university screening. So, big ups to Universal for doing that.

    Get Out is scary as fuck. There's no disputing that. It's a weird movie because it's both a good thriller and good comedy. It's discussion of racial politics is tact and funny, which shouldn't be too surprising considering this movie is from Jordan Peele of Key & Peele fame.

    What is surprising is how GOOD this movie is though.…

  • Train to Busan

    Train to Busan

    ★★★

    Snowpiercer + World War Z = Train to Busan

    It's not a groundbreaking or fresh movie. But it brings the thrills. It's a long two hours, but most of the time, the movie is pretty fun.

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  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives

    ★★½

    WTF has a name, and it rhymes with Wicolas Tinding Fefn. 

    Someday I might be working at the video store, and a desperate customer will approach me. "Can I help you?" I ask him (I will assume he is a he for pronoun's sake). He looks at me, twitching and disheveled. "Just fuck my life up."

    He leaves the video store with a copy of Only God Forgives and a package of sugar-free gummy bears.

    There's got to be a…

  • Ratatouille

    Ratatouille

    ★★★★★

    After three viewings, I've finally decided that Ratatouille is a masterpiece.

    Ratatouille is critic-proof. Sure, the menacing Anton Ego has a monologue near the film's end about the hypocrisies that come from being a critic, but that's not why Brad Bird's movie is so immune. Ratatouille can't be touched because it does such a good job of appealing to our emotions. I couldn't help but feel uplifted by Remy the rat's joy of cooking.

    The best movies surprise us, and…