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  • Confidential Assignment

    Confidential Assignment

    ★★★★

    What if the Koreans made Rush Hour? This is pretty much that, and there's nothing wrong with that.
    A comically mismatched duo must team up to take out the bad guys. A very bad North Korean has run off to the South with a pair of very valuable conterfeit money printing plates.

    The North Koreans send an agent across the border to take out the bad man and retrieve the plates. He must team up with a bumbling South Korean…

  • Glass

    Glass

    ★★★

    M. Night Shyamalamadingdong- genius auteur, wildly overated mess, or something in between? He's delivered some ambitious, distinctive work: Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and some unwatchable disasters- The Happening, Lady in the Water. I generally appreciate his sense for framing a shot, and use of long, still cinematography.

    Glass is the sequel to his melancholy low-key superhero tale Unbreakable, that seemed like it would never happen. Or it's kind of a sequel, as it incorporates characters from Split, creating a kind of…

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★

    Rian Johnson kind of directs the heck out of Star Wars. It's a beautiful film... but is it a good one?
    The war against the First Order is not going well. Finn and ladyfriend Rose go on a largely extraneous journey to find a weakness and save the day. Meanwhile, Rey and Kylo Ren are figuring themselves and each other out. Also, Luke Skywalker is living on an island with porgs and alien nuns, and needs to be convinced to…

  • The Guilty

    The Guilty

    ★★★★★

    Tense. One of my favorite kinda-genres is the limited location film. These take place in the lowest possible number of places. Out of this comes interesting tension and character dynamics. Some I like include Phone Booth (phone booth), Exam, 12 Angry Men (courthouse), Buried (coffin), All is Lost (boat) and Locke (Tom Hardy's car).
    The Guilty is a pretty great one of those. A dude works in a 911 emergency call centre. He takes the calls and sends police, ambulances,…