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  • Jurassic Park
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Spider-Man
  • Braveheart

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  • Dirty Work

    ★★★

  • United 93

    ★★★★★

  • Frank and Ollie

    ★★★★

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

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  • Dirty Work

    Dirty Work

    I wasn’t ready to lose Norm.

    None of his fans were, sure. But to us… us few—our actual number must be tremendous—who consider ourselves something between fan and family, who truly appreciate the divine comic genius of Norm Macdonald, this is something worse than heartbreaking.

    I don’t remember discovering Norm Macdonald, although it must have been through the “Best of SNL” DVDs my older cousin would eagerly show to us younger relatives. He was, for many years, someone I would…

  • United 93

    United 93

    ★★★★★

    United 93: The Boldest Thriller of a Generation

    A feeling burns through the screen almost immediately in United 93. A feeling that this thriller is not simple entertainment or even a prestigious piece of art, but a cultural monument. Significance runs through every moment of Paul Greengrass’ film recounting of the events of September 11, 2001. Even the opening scenes, of daily airport routine, of nameless faces and mundane conversations, pulse with a kind of momentous energy. Being engulfed all…

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  • Get Out

    Get Out

    Get out.

    The more I think about this vile piece of gleefully hateful race-based fear-mongering, the more disgusted I am with the swaths of people who praise it as some kind of step forward for social good. Get Out is a movie that feeds on people’s primal tribal hate. “Fuck that ‘love thy neighbor’ bullshit. They’re evil and I want blood”. Righteous violence is in vogue. It wins you Oscars and sycophantic adoration. Foundational Christian ideals like humility, tolerance and…

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    A Critic's Wet Dream. A Filmgoer's Worst Nightmare. Moonlight is Woke and Broke. The Most Overrated Movie Ever Made.

    I cannot think of a movie as comprehensively championed as Moonlight. A 99 metacritic score, a best picture win, sure to be on the very top of dozens of 'Best of the Decade' lists, and nary a single voice of dissent on the internet. It’s career suicide for a critic to bash it, and reputation suicide for anyone else to do…