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  • GoodFellas
  • La La Land
  • Zodiac
  • Jaws

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  • Flee

    ★★★★

  • A Hero

    ★★★★

  • Reservoir Dogs

    ★★★★★

  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    ★★★★

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  • Flee

    Flee

    ★★★★

    Wow! I’ve been hearing about Flee for almost a year as it premiered at the last Sundance Festival and tbh I was hesitant. An international, animated documentary just seemed like a lot. But this movie is simultaneously stripped down and frenetic. Absolutely fantastic. The animation in particular is such a great idea. It allows the director to tell this story so truly and not hide any of the horrors due to safety concerns.

    I also never expected to hear Take On Me and see a flurry of Bloodsport references.

  • A Hero

    A Hero

    ★★★★

    All of this for $3,500 USD? A Hero really surprised me in how many twists it takes. The biggest twist of them all is that we are never fully let into our main character’s mind. I’m still not so sure what he intended to do with that purse but the effects of his decision lead him down a crazy path.

    The screenplay is really great. That aforementioned crazy path is never confusing in the slightest. Every decision is justified in the screenplay and ever revelation is deserved.

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  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket

    ★★★★½

    Surely I can’t be the first one to refer to this as A Star is Porn, right? Yea I loved this movie. Sean Baker does the impossible and walks the narrowest of tightropes here. He creates a character so vile, selfish, and predatory that the audience can still find entertaining. And it doesn’t feel too gross because we know Baker is in on it. Telling this story of the vile showman looking to con his way to the top while…

  • Coming to America

    Coming to America

    ★★★★

    This movie is honestly still funny. And you know what? Not as cancelled as you’d anticipate! They make Akeem a fairly intelligent, aware, and easy to root for character. A lot of movies wouldn’t have had that much sympathy for their rich fish out of water protagonist.

    Murphy is typically hilarious as is Arsenio. And in one of his first movie roles, Samuel L Jackson shows up as a fully formed version of himself, expletives and shotgun and all.