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  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★½

    Essentially a combo of Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor, but there’s nothing wrong with that. After the dreariness and emo drudgery of Zack Snyder’s first underwhelming entries in the DCEU, leave it to Patty Jenkins, who hasn’t made a film since 2003’s Monster, to land the first creative AND box office hit in the series (we agree that Suicide Squad was disappointing too, right?... Right? Anyway…). The others have earned major bank, sure, but this is the first…

  • The Getaway

    The Getaway

    ★★★★

    Steve McQueen brought his stoic brand of blue-eyed charm to the role of Doc McCoy, a recently released master thief who’s only out early because of the machinations of one Jack Beynon (Ben Johnson) and his wife Carol (Ali McGraw, who, while certainly lovely, is DEFINITELY no Kim Basinger in terms of raw animal sex appeal a la the remake). In order to get out completely, he needs to do one last job for Beynon with his hand-picked crew of…

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  • Heat

    Heat

    ★★★★★

    One of the coolest movies ever made and a masterpiece of the crime genre, Michael Mann has never been better. Furnished with the director's trademark gritty urban style, Pacino and De Niro making every movie geek's dream come true with an unforgettable onscreen rivalry, intense action scenes that take you into the fray like very few movies can, and an amazing supporting cast across the board ... What else can be said that hasn't been already? If you haven't seen…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    aka When The Little Drummer Boy Met The Big Bad Wolf. A relentless, emotionally draining case study in personal ambition meeting the cold harsh reality of what it takes to achieve greatness. J.K. Simmons is Terence Fletcher, a beast of a man who runs his crash-course in perfecting the art of jazz like a drill sergeant. Fuck Mr. Holland – this is an R. Lee Ermey level of intensity with a baton instead of a rifle. Miles Teller is Andrew…