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  • The Sixth Sense

    The Sixth Sense


    Worth a rewatch twenty years later just to watch my 16 year-old react to the reveal. Very few films throw the kind of punch Shyamalan throws here when the veil is lifted.

  • Taken



    (Yes, this is the first time I’ve seen Taken.)

    Remember when Liam Neeson was Oskar Schindler? Apparently he’s checked “Save as many as possible” off his list. Now if you’ve been ripped from your life and dehumanized by evil men, Liam will find you, but you’re out of luck unless you’re his daughter. Or that one girl who has his daughter’s coat.


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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite


    And then there’s the one where everyone gets what she deserves.

    (This is a beautifully made film about a lot of human ugliness and debauchery with masterful performances and no likable or admirable characters. I’ve grown weary of that routine, even when it’s done this well.)

  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado

    Sicario: Day of the Soldado


    This movie will not make you feel better about, well, anything except the enduring truth of the promise that those who live by the sword will die by the sword. 

    Or at least get shot in the damn face.