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  • The Klansman

    The Klansman

    ★★★½

    Probably, the coolest part of Terence Young's The Klansman is the fact OJ Simpson has his own theme music as he's pretty much a one man army of justice as he avenges the death of his friend at the hands of the Klan. I call this music: If the crime fits, you must not acquit, rather you need to bust a cap in the fool's ass.

    Some things you need to know: Lee Marvin and Richard Burton are drunk as…

  • Freebie and the Bean

    Freebie and the Bean

    ★★★★

    If you enjoy buddy cop movies, I implore you to seek out Freebie and the Bean. It features loco mixed-mashed cops played by James Caan and Alan Arkin, insane car chases highlighted by extreme car destruction, over-the-top hilarious dialogue that's morally offensive to everyone, odd acts of violence that makes death a laugh-out-loud joke, a villain whom looks like Captain Kangaroo and another baddie straight outta The Crying Game. 

    Please, don't take this movie seriously. It is one big joke…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    Damien Chezelle's tale of a boy, his drums, and a teacher that speaks ever so loudly, and carries the biggest stick of badass this side of the Academy Awards, in one of the most heart pounding cardiac arrest breathtaking intense movies I've ever seen. The opening beat. The opening shot. The first time J.K. Simmons speaks. Groovy funky jazzy music makes all movies better. RIFIFI is the shit. Carter Burke? I knew Miles Teller was going to be special after…

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★½

    It doesn't matter who you sleep with, look like, voted for, your age, what part of the world you live in, your hairstyle, who your favorite member of Nickelback is, what type of car you drive, what music you listen to, your sex; a good movie is a good movie. You don't have to be a certain "type" of person to appreciate quality cinema. A great film should bring people closer, not rip them apart. That's what I got out…