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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Heat
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  • Fallen Angels

    ★★★½

  • Out of Sight

    ★★★★½

  • Chungking Express

    ★★★★

  • Tropic Thunder

    ★★★★

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  • Manhunter

    Manhunter

    ★★★★½

    Have you ever seen blood in the moonlight, Will? It appears quite black.

    Eeriness and terror, bathed in Spinotti’s blues and set to a moody synth rock score. There are two scenes that stick out to me as particular high points. One is between Graham and his son, where Graham explains how he does his job. He’s good at catching bad guys because he can learn how to think like them; he puts bad guys away while walking on the…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    I’m gonna die historic on the Fury Road!

    Thus commences the greatest chase sequence set to film. The speaker is Nux, a war boy, one of the cancer-ridden pieces of cannon fodder who’s life consists of putting the pedal to the metal in the service of his false god, Immortan Joe. Joe’s kingdom, the Citadel, is a diseased society, both in that almost everybody suffers the effects of radiation poisoning, and, more importantly for this review, in its unhealthy sexual…

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  • Luca

    Luca

    ★★★½

    A sweet little movie about friendship and Vespas… if that’s what you let it be.

    Or you could be one of those societally destructive people who want to read sexuality into each and every film about male friendship that comes out of Hollywood (pun intended.) A culture so obsessed with embracing aberrant lifestyles that it destroys the basic relational building blocks of society is a culture on the brink of death. There’s nothing wholesome about grown ups looking at little boys and thinking “aw so sweet, budding sexuality.” Last time I checked, that borders heavily on p*dophilia.

  • Emma

    Emma

    ★★★★★

    If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.

    Beautifully written and brilliantly acted. The only downside to this film (for males) is that it is sure to bring you to the realization that, compared to Mr. Knightley, you are a disgrace to the name of man.