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  • Apostle

    Apostle

    ★★★★

    Dan Stevens is angry, high on laudanum and deep, deep, deep undercover infiltrating a cult in search of his sister. The leader of Erisden out in the middle of fucking nowhere is played with wide eyed maniacal menace by Michael Sheen and he's trying to sniff out the intruder amongst his community and keeping it together. Evan's a strong natural born storyteller and not just a good action choreographer, this is direct proof. Tense from the first frame to the last, claustrophobic, unnerving, fuck! I loved it. Netflix scores like a motherfucker again!

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★½

    Bradley's directorial debut is a good one. He channels an Eddie Vedder type of singer that on a drunken night in a transvestite bar discovers a singer that blows him away. Gaga plays a....Lady Gaga type of singer. They sing, fall in love, get hastily married and it all goes downhill from then on because of his alcoholism and drug use. A very interesting view of real music vs.pop music develops that ultimately consumes the relationship. One can say that…

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  • Starry Eyes

    Starry Eyes

    ★★★★★

    Sinister, dark, brutal, I fucking loved it. Alex Essoe gives a brilliant, punishing, literally, performance. Pat Healy plays another sleaze with Burt Reynolds stache and everything. The girl that played Britanny Murphy on that horrible Lifetime movie is here too. The two directors here directed the shit out of their own Hollywood story. They have vision, style and balls. The score is great also. Reminded me a bit of Mulholland Dr. Thanks Matt for the factoid.

  • Predestination

    Predestination

    ★★★★½

    The most ambitious film the Spierig brothers have done. And their best. They reteam with Ethan Hawke for this trippy, time travel adventure. Forget explaining anything about it. The joy is just to watch it unfold, expertly under the direction of the Spierig brothers. I wonder how they'll top this one. It's gonna be great. By the way, Sarah Snook gives one of the best performances I've seen this year in a brave, complicated and very moving acting job.