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  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★

    Baby Driver is a blast—the soundtrack as much a key player as the drive. Edgar Wright’s enthusiasm for his craft is apparent—throughout the film, moments feel carefully and lovingly considered.

    But those moments don’t seem stitched together with quite as much care. I may need a rewatch, but character arcs didn't add up to me—particularly with Spacey and Hamm’s actions towards the end.

    Either way, I’ve been driving around listening to the soundtrack, daydreaming of pulling off a J-turn through an alleyway.

  • Miss Sloane

    Miss Sloane

    ★★★★

    I never saw anything about this in theaters, and it’s way better than the straight-to-video movie bin I was associating it with.

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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…