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|90 80%||Get Out (2017) - Dec 27, 2017
"One of the most totally engaging films I've see in a while. Its seamless transitions from suspense, to comedy, to horror thrills and back enhance its brilliant subversions. Horror can produce such original films when the thrills are coming from a place of inspiration, and this movie fulfills that potential with a clever purpose."
|80 53%||Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017) - Dec 22, 2017
"Motions to be progressive and subversive to the series' tried and true light side vs dark side conflict, but ultimately plots towards an ending that feels too safe considering what just came before. It's a legitimately innovative Star Wars driven by Kylo Ren's boundary-breaking inner conflict and the most involving portrayal of the rebels to date (forget Rogue One), but some clunky bits of storytelling and cautious conclusion keep it from realizing the truly great ambition it seemed to have."
|70 28%||Narc (2002) - Mar 30, 2017|
|90 80%||Logan (2017) - Mar 29, 2017
"Made me think of Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven", as that movie was also a sort of gritty deconstruction and complicating of a popular, romanticized Hollywood genre. "Logan" doesn't draw attention to itself as a "superhero" movie, and it's fascinating the way it distances itself from the label while at the same time being conscious of it. The drama is humanizing, the performances are nuanced, and the action is intense without feeling meaningless: it evades the trappings of its genre with class."
|80 53%||Captain America: Civil War (2016) - Jan 01, 2017
"The Russo brothers further solidify themselves as the best directors of superhero action flicks right now, but as a story it's much campier and less involving than the amazing Winter Soldier. As many have pointed out it's more an Avengers film than Captain America, but in that case it's by far the best Avengers film."
|65 19%||X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) - Jan 01, 2017
"Relies too much on having seen DoFP because it really does nothing interesting with its characters on its own, and even then it doesn't reward fans of the series in any meaningful way. Just highly bloated and pointless for the most part. Massive disappointment from Singer after a truly great previous entry."
|75 40%||Kundun (1997) - Dec 31, 2016
"Scorsese's second religious epic after Last Temptation, and although his direction of the subject here treats it with almost as much class, it lacks the piercing emotion of his take on the Jesus story, instead opting for a calmer, almost documentary-like approach. Highly recommended as an educational story, but lacks a real cinematic punch."
|85 67%||Bringing Out the Dead (1999) - Dec 31, 2016
"The gritty urban horror of Taxi Driver meets the darkly funny psychosis of After Hours for some truly inspired results, even if the focus is not as sharp as with his best works. Possibly Scorsese's most unfairly overlooked movie."
|75 40%||Predator (1987) - Dec 31, 2016
"That flexing handshake at the beginning has to be one of the greatest moments of 80's action-flick history."
|70 28%||Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) - Dec 31, 2016
"I understand it's supposed to showcase a grittier, more secular side of the Star Wars world with its revolution-driven tale of sacrifice, but the tragedy is hard to appreciate when the characters are so uninvolving. Not necesserily bad, just underdeveloped. I don't even remember any of their names. The 2Pac hologram style CGI characters were also pretty weird to look at. The fundamentals to a good Star Wars movie are definitely present, but it just lacks the heart the series depends on."