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  • Children of Men
  • Black Dynamite
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • Touch of Evil

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  • Undisputed II: Last Man Standing

    ★★★

  • The Gray Man

    ★★

  • a.k.a. Cassius Clay

    ★★★½

  • Requiem for a Heavyweight

    ★★★½

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  • Undisputed II: Last Man Standing

    Undisputed II: Last Man Standing

    ★★★

    The only thing you need to know about this movie is that Michael Jai White punches a guy so hard he flies across the room. 10/10, no notes. It’s perfect cinema.

  • The Gray Man

    The Gray Man

    ★★

    It is actually useful to see someone attempt to do a film in the style of a latter-day Mission: Impossible, if only because it makes you appreciate how difficult it is to do a globe-trotting action-adventure that isn’t boring or cliched or just kind of rote.

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  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man

    ★★★★

    i had to beat an old lady with a stick to get these cranberries.

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★½

    Plenty of people smarter than me have written about how the movie embeds the message of the legend — what would we do, what would we sacrifice, to give ourselves a story worth telling — into the narrative itself.

    I just want to say that I was struck by the preoccupation with death throughout the film. Death as an inevitability, death as something to respect, death as an opportunity for life, death as something that — if we are lucky — we…