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  • Escape from the Planet of the Apes
  • Kajillionaire
  • Viva
  • Meantime

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  • RoboCop

    ★★★★½

  • All or Nothing

    ★★★★½

  • House of Gucci

    ★★★★★

  • King Richard

    ★★★★★

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  • The Act of Killing

    The Act of Killing

    Something elemental and terrifying here.  If we as men could face the darkness that lies in our hearts maybe one day we could make different decisions.

    And if we as artists could acknowledge that the work we make influences people outside of our target demographic.  There is a responsibility to how we craft our entertainment.

    And if we as people in America could see honestly how this country inspires the darkest impulses in the scariest corners of the human psyche.

    Crucial to remember how casually these men talk about killing and how easily lost they are in themselves.

  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad

    I still contend that you can see what Ayer and company filmed underneath the insane re-edit.  Jasmine said it looks like they put temp music over dailies and that’s exactly it.  But it’s only a super cut of all the dailies that have one liners, guns, and the odd moment of actual acting.  It’s that plus trailer Vfx.  It’s a movie edited and finished by people who don’t get why you need character and tone and mood and momentum.  It’s…

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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★★

    I am reluctant to talk about this film too much.  Darren Aronofsky created something unholy here.  It feels wrong to air this film so callously.  He made a film about creation.  In any form.  You can apply it to whatever form of creation you wish.  Creation, art, God, nature.  And the cost.

    I am honestly stunned by the unnerving honesty on display in this film.  It became pretty clear pretty early on with Javier Bardem's character that Aronofsky had decided…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    A passionate love letter to passion and love. I don't have a lot here, La La Land is lovely and pristine and a lot more real than I ever expected.

    A love story between two people, one in love with performing and one in love with jazz, although it's not immediately clear the true parameters of this love story.

    I was pretty deeply surprised by where this went in its arc and follow through concerning the logical progressions for what…