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  • The Jericho Mile

    The Jericho Mile

    ★★★

    A fascinating look into prison athletics from the mind of Michael Mann. 97 minutes of pure mustache envy.

    3 Miles out of 5

  • Heat

    Heat

    ★★★★

    I had put off watching this for years because of the lengthy run-time. I was such a fool. Pacino is going wild in this film and I'm loving every second of it.

    4 Overcooked Chickens out of 5

  • Dark Phoenix

    Dark Phoenix

    ★★½

    Dark Phoenix contains some great action sequences, but it's not enough to save the muddled, rushed pacing and tired performances from the remainders of the First Class.

    2.5 Phoenixes out of 5 Ashes

  • The Last of the Mohicans

    The Last of the Mohicans

    ★★★

    An interesting follow-up to Manhunter, TLOTM is a period correct painting of a film. Highlights include the score and wonderful cinematography.

    3 Hawkeyes out of 5

  • Always Be My Maybe

    Always Be My Maybe

    ★★★

    Ali Wong and Randall Park are irresistibly charming in this light, airy rom-com. While I thoroughly enjoyed the leads performances, it's the mid-film cameo, that steals the show for me.

    3 High-End Restaurants out of 5

  • Deadwood: The Movie

    Deadwood: The Movie

    ★★★★

    Thirteen years after the cancellation of Deadwood the series, the entire cast returns for an astonishingly impressive conclusion to the tale of these characters we left behind so many years ago.

    4 Fucks out of 5

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★½

    While it bears similarities with many coming-of-age teen comedies of the past (superbad immediately comes to mind), this directorial debut by Olivia Wilde is a smart, updated take on the senior high school student experience.

    3.5 Blue Jumpsuits out of 5

  • Manhunter

    Manhunter

    ★★★½

    A wonderful return to form from Mann. Committed performances and thoughtful compositions elevate what could easily be a forgotten crime thriller, to something worth revisiting after all these years.

    3.5 Synth scores out of 5

  • The Perfection

    The Perfection

    ★★★

    Wearing it's influences on its sleeves, this De Palma inspired twisty-thriller features perfectly (pun intended) fine performances from the two leads but the convoluted storyline fails to deliver this film to the finish line.

    3 Split Diopter Shots out of 5

  • The Keep

    The Keep

    ★½

    While watching this, I often wondered to myself: what??
    Somehow still had some fun though. Some.

    1.5 Silver Crosses out of 5

  • Thief

    Thief

    ★★★½

    A cool, calculated directorial debut by Michael Mann featuring a gripping performance by James Caan.

    3.5 Perfect, D-flawless three carat rings out of 5

  • Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much

    Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much

    ★★★

    Fun documentary with interesting insights into the workings of a game show with surprisingly reoccurring prizes.

    3 Bids out of 5