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  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    ★★★★½

    Cirrus. Socrates. Particle. Decibel. Hurricane. Dolphin. Tulip. Monica. David. Monica.

    One of the few (or only) Spielberg movies where the concept at play seems larger and more spectacular than the film itself. That’s not a complaint though—Kubrick’s influence frames everything—so much so that at times A.I. feels like a storyline fragment that broke off during Dave’s journey through the colored vortex in 2001.

  • Black Rain

    Black Rain

    ★★

    1 star for the VHS cover
    1 star for Michael Douglas’s 80s power mullet

  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    ★★

    shoulda taken charlie hunnam and made a one punch mickey prequel instead

  • Atomic Blonde

    Atomic Blonde

    ★★★★½

    Charlize Theron is my favorite action star right now.

    I expected a stunt-centric John-Wick-esque movie and got it, but with a spy story & strong 80s vibes—neon lights, synth tones, etc.—to enhance.

    Could you argue these enhancements were heavy-handed & contrived? Possibly.

    Do I give a shit? Naw.

  • Sleight

    Sleight

    ★★★

    I may boost this to a 3.5 because it’s fun to root for lower budget ($250k) movies. Some dialogue was awkward, some of the plot felt predictable, but I love the oddball concept and thought Jacob Latimore was solid in the lead role.

    Speaking of low budget—Primer was made for $7k 😳

  • 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.

  • Hitting the Apex

    Hitting the Apex

    ★★★½

    Cliffsnotes version of the past few years of Moro GP, which I don’t follow much, so it was interesting to me 👍

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★

    Rough-at-times CGI + towards the end the plot gets kludgy and the closing fight is as overwrought as you'd expect…

    but Gal Gadot is sure as shit Wonder Woman. Damn.
    Bonus ½ star for Robin Wright.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★

    “I’m Mary Poppins, y’all!”

  • The Fate of the Furious

    The Fate of the Furious

    ★★★½

    I hope everyone can find someone to look at them the same way Raldo the Cuban street racer looks at Dom.

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    ★★★

    I slept through a fair bit of this rewatch, but not so much that I feel guilty logging it again ¯\_(ツ)_/¯