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  • The Night Comes for Us

    The Night Comes for Us

    ★★★★

    there's always a badder ass with a bigger knife ’round the corner

  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★½

    I remember reading textbooks recounting the space race and moon landing in great detail but wondering what it must have felt like—the ride, the anxiety, the pressure—all of it.

    First Man is the closest I’ve come to understanding. Wow.

    And shoutout to this movie’s grandpappy, The Right Stuff.

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  • Super 8

    Super 8

    ★★★★½

    This movie ranks among some of the greatest kid gang movies of all time: Goonies, Sandlot, Stand By Me, etc.

    The paranormal MacGuffin is really well done, but the feel-good storyline driven by smart ass kids who know how to save the day is what’ll make me want to see this again.

    Super 8 is pretty much all I want a movie to be… Fun to watch.

  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad

    ★½

    Suicide Squad is 20 trailers interspersed with misplaced flashback sequences that fail to compensate for the lack of a story, vision, or theme.

    Boom! We’re doing something! Cue the Black Sabbath, AC/DC, White Stripes, Creedence, etc. song—then show everybody walking together in slow motion. Repeat. Over. And over.

    I suppose this is what you get for hiring a trailer house to edit your film (HT Tony Zhou)…

    So while Ayer pursued his original vision, Warners set about working on a…