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  • Bad Boys for Life

    Bad Boys for Life

    ★★★★

    My love for BAD BOYS FOR LIFE holds no bounds. I laughed. I cried. I was thrilled. It was more reflective & poignant than I expected. While also being energized & fun. The chemistry between Will Smith & Martin Lawrence hasn’t changed one bit. What a way to start 2020 for me.

    My written review: insessionfilm.com/movie-review-bad-boys-for-life/

    Hear our podcast review on #361!

  • The Third Wife

    The Third Wife

    ★★★★

    THE THIRD WIFE was not helpful to me as I'm prepping for our 2019 awards show in two days. It just catapulted itself as a contender for like five different categories. The cinematography to this film is stunningly evocative. The performances are great. Its production design and costuming is elegantly wonderful. The music is immersive and sublime. Everything about it is cinematically enthralling.

    That said, this is going to overwhelm a lot of people with its abundant subtlety and ambiguity.…

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  • Dark Phoenix

    Dark Phoenix

    ★★★

    I'm in a vast minority, so take this FWIW I guess, but DARK PHOENIX for me is a massive step up from APOCALYPSE. It's the anti-Godzilla KOTM. It’s thin in story, exposition and action, and is almost exclusively devoted to exploring moral debate. Is Xavier right for what he did? Is Jean dangerous or just a byproduct? Should mutants undermine themselves to fit in with society? That's all the film is about. Every scene, every action, everything points back to…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★½

    This is the Jake Gyllenhaal show. Or you could argue that it's the Louis Bloom show because Gyllenhaal just disappears. His performance is absolutely unreal and is arguably the best of his career. Louis is creepy, disturbing but also incredibly compelling from beginning to end.

    Dan Gilroy's direction is immaculate. Incredible pacing, fantastic sound design and the cinematography is maybe the best I've seen all year. Robert Elswit is great utilizing LA's night light's, neon blares and illumination that almost…