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  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★½

    John Wick 2: The story of how high rent drove a city to kill

  • Toni Erdmann

    Toni Erdmann

    ★★★★½

    Existential horror film performing as a corporate cringe comedy. Seriously funny (terrifying), sad (uplifting), and breezy (enervating) stuff.

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★

    Terrific acting. The script, though, is a little thin. The notion that great art is born of punching the hopeful till they become great is a little outdated, even if its indictment of the you tried pedagogy hold true.

  • Naked

    Naked

    ★★★★½

    David Thewlis rants himself into legend. A phrase I shamelessly stole from the Will Self interview with Mike Leigh. Naked is a film about a new sort of Hercules, set out upon a world that hates him on a mission to show the world itself. It's a slog, a loathsome, odious slog through the dregs of London, but in the end it feels as if some essential truth about hypocrisy has risen out of the chaos, one about the very nature of post Thatcher Britain. A nature that the film argues is unsustainable.