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  • Lovers Rock

    Lovers Rock

    ★★★½

    Steve McQueen's "Dazed and Confused" moon tower party.

  • Top Five

    Top Five

    ★★★½

    The movie opens with Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson talking about the future after Barack Obama and how progressive future presidents would be going forward. Six years is a long time.

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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★★

    What if "The Dark Knight" but Tom Cruise? What if "Skyfall" but "Mission Impossible"? That's "Fallout," the best movie of 2018 thus far and the best action movie since "Mad Max: Fury Road." To use an overdone online parlance, this movie fucks. And from the jump too, with a prologue that combines elements of the first "Mission: Impossible" with a hilarious cameo and the Wikipedia entry to "Rogue Nation" to set the tone for what's to come. "Fallout" is a…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★★

    Watched "The Last Jedi" for the third time (thanks, Netflix) and was even more blown away. This is a pretty obvious masterpiece, the work of a brilliant filmmaker with a point-of-view who then used millions of corporate dollars to make his vision a reality. I would say I can't believe "Star Wars" "fans" don't like this movie, but then I remembered we're on Earth in 2018 and everything is stupid.