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  • Chinatown
  • The Graduate
  • North by Northwest
  • In the Heat of the Night

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  • Blue Collar

    ★★★★

  • Old Joy

    ★★★★

  • M3GAN

    ★★★

  • Anatomy of a Murder

    ★★★★★

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  • Blue Collar

    Blue Collar

    ★★★★

    Demonstrates the predicaments wielded against low income workers; the boxing ring of capitalism. The film isn’t interested in absolving its protagonists of their misdoings, but there’s a palpable understanding and empathy for each and every one of them. Setting this in Detroit at that particular time continuously serves as a perfect illustration for how brutally the cookie crumbles. Striving for success in a system that will strip you of your integrity, and will just as easily kill you.

  • Old Joy

    Old Joy

    ★★★★

    Tender and chill. Kelly Reichardt takes us on a quick getaway with a couple of buds who are in very different places in their lives. The score is beautifully relaxing, and alongside Reichardt’s intimate camerawork, it really places us there. In just 73-minutes, there is an abundance of profundity conjured.

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  • Spectre

    Spectre

    ★★½

    Spectre is almost always an entertaining film, but its energy is eventually unable to overcome its flaws. It starts off with an absolute bang, and the film continues to work for the next hour or so. The more the conflict built upon itself, the less interested I became. The overall story is very poorly constructed, and the final segment of the movie is downright weak. The action is great, and it is always wonderful to see James Bond on screen,…

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    I'm in a state of reflection. I mean, wow, what a film! It's reasonably compelling, but with a quick gust of mighty wind, it blew me away. It goes to show how seemingly insignificant details can alter a film in a tremendous way, with a singular moment. Arrival is a true, thinking-man's science fiction film, and I haven't been this riveted by a film in what feels like ages.

    My only complaint? Story of Your Life is a better title.