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  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    ★★★★★

    Ethan Hunt, a secret agent played by Tom Cruise, and his employer, the Impossible Missions Force (IMF), an espionage outfit that employs technically-gifted specialists for classified undercover work, are in big trouble. The IMF is being disbanded by a Senate Committee under the urging of the CIA Director, played by Alec Baldwin. Meanwhile, Ethan has been captured by the Syndicate, a shadowy organization of rogue agents who have infiltrated governments around the world. The only hope for our hero and…

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    ★★★★★

    After an operation in the Kremlin goes explosively wrong, Ethan Hunt, a secret agent played by Tom Cruise, and his employer, the Impossible Missions Force (IMF), an espionage outfit that employs technically-gifted specialists for classified undercover work, are formally disavowed by the United States government under “Ghost Protocol.” Our resourceful protagonist and his team, played by Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, and Jeremy Renner, are left to their own devices in a desperate race to prevent a radical arms dealer, played…

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    After leaving her Ohio home and her Mennonite family, Susie, played by Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), travels overseas to West Berlin in 1977 for admission to the Markos Dance Academy, a prestigious school governed by a group of matrons, including Madame Blanc, a stern instructor played by Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange). Meanwhile, an elderly male therapist, also portrayed by Swinton in heavy prosthetic makeup, grows increasingly suspicious while investigating the disappearance of one of the school's former dance…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    In 1969, the landscape of Los Angeles is changing. The golden age of Hollywood is in the rear view mirror, as earnestly charismatic icons of cinema are ushered out in favor of complex antihero characters in increasingly cynical stories. The idealistic hippie dreams of peace and love are being corrupted with shady undercurrents. Through it all, however, traces of classic glamour, starstruck wonder, and ambitious hopes can still be glimpsed through the tendrils of cigarette smoke.

    Years after his heyday…