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  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe

    The Autopsy of Jane Doe

    ★★★½

    Great atmosphere and building sense of dread undercut by jump scares and a hokey twist.

  • Wheelman

    Wheelman

    ★★½

    Somebody watched 'Locke' and thought "this needs an AK-47."

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  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★

    Conclusive proof that without Simon Pegg's grounded prickliness Edgar Wright spins off into cutesy bullshit. The "musical" sequences never really come together, with rising action consistently undercut before it reaches a point of catharsis. Not helped at all by the fact that the entire film is anchored by one of the most artificial, repellent romances in recent cinema, or that Jamie Foxx's genuinely menacing character seems teleported in from a better, more intense movie and makes everyone else look like they're playing pretend.

  • Brawl in Cell Block 99

    Brawl in Cell Block 99

    ★★★★

    Every director who is looking to make giggly, wink-at-the-camera over-the-top exploitation fair should have to watch this first. NOTHING makes those moments of pure, bloody excess POP like being surrounded by concrete detail and kitchen-sink realism.