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  • Overnight

    Overnight

    ★★★★

    Or: Portrait of the Scumbag as a Young Man

    If (like me) you have any warm, nostalgia-tinged recollections of watching The Boondocks Saints as a naive and wide-eyed 8th grader with your buddies, amidst Mountain Dew-fueled rounds of Vice City: for the love of God, let those memories remain untainted. Said movie is nigh unwatchable as an adult (and, if anything, I'm only more immature now), but man am I glad I took the time to seek out this documentary…

  • Columbus

    Columbus

    ★★★★

    "You grow up around something and then it feels like nothing."

    What a lovely little film. I relished living in the intimate moments between these achingly human characters.

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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    Yeah, I'm going to go ahead and give this five stars along with the obligatory "see this in 70mm IMAX if you can." Dunkirk is air tight and seamlessly edited, moving along at a breathless pace. This has to be the most immersive theatrical experience I've had this year (although this will come as no surprise to fans of Christopher Nolan). Delivering everything you expect from a Nolan film (heightened emotions, visceral intensity, grandiose spectacle), his latest also proves to…

  • Atomic Blonde

    Atomic Blonde

    ★★★½

    The narrative is incomprehensible and utterly superfluous to the film's charms, but Atomic Blonde gets by on just how freakin' cool it is to watch Charlize Theron brutalize people in several of the most well-choreographed fight scenes this side of The Raid. The pleasures here are simple: cool neon lighting; '80s pop needledrops; Charlize Theron staring pensively into the distance, smoking cigarettes and looking rad; and an action sequence in a stairwell that is sure to be legendary.