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  • The Green Knight
  • The Suicide Squad
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  • The Suicide Squad

    ★★★½

  • Eastern Promises

    ★★★★

  • The Green Knight

    ★★★½

  • Jungle Cruise

    ★★½

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  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★½

    It turns out that a Gunn is just what the doctor ordered for DC.
    In his lateral move to the DC universe, it’s clear he was wisely given total creative freedom, because this film is so bold, brash, and insanely violent that its often times unrecognizable as a superhero film, let alone a cinematic universe entry with a monstrous budget. Gunn really excels at making these types of films feel singular and independent, detached from any overarching plot and standing…

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★½

    Lowery’s meditative and spiritual Arthurian epic is a wholly arresting experience fueled by lush visual storytelling and narrative ambiguity. 
    Less a standard sword and sandal medieval tale as expected, and more of a fantastical coming-of-age journey to find one’s self and the courage within. It’s a remarkable achievement in cinematic poetry that demands a rewatch as soon as possible.

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  • Eastern Promises

    Eastern Promises

    ★★★★

    A gripping and hyper-violent crime drama elevated by solid performances across the board. Led by an all star ensemble of Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel, and Naomi Watts. And I will say, Viggo is pretty damn cool in this, delivering a restrained effort as the unnerving and cool-mannered Nikolai, showcasing his unending range. The famous sauna scene is indeed pretty great. Instantly one of my favorite films from Cronenberg.

  • Jungle Cruise

    Jungle Cruise

    ★★½

    Fumble in the Jungle. 

    The latest Disney World park-ride adaption starts out as a modestly fun adventure with an old but gold borrowed brand of charm. Featuring The Rock as the biggest boat captain you’ll ever see, Emily Blunt as a quick-witted treasure hunter, Jesse Plemons as an evil german guy archetype, and even Paul Giamatti as an angry Italian man caricature, Jungle Cruise felt familiar from the get-go but quickly established its own identity. This was until the half…

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  • Us

    Us

    ★★½

    Ambitious, but never fully realizing its true potential, Peele’s sophomore effort is more along of the lines of your standard cat and mouse chaser slasher with only mere dashes of humor and a disappointing lack of thrills. The ending is a let down as well, and slightly convoluted in its execution, and overall the film just does far too little to keep you invested throughout. 
    Nyong’o is fantastic, she was long overdue for a lead role such as this, in…

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★½

    As the writer, director & cinematographer of this visually stunning and incredibly compelling work of art that serves as his most personally affectionate piece, Alfonso Cuaron proves with his deeply passionate magnum opus Roma that he is in complete control of his otherwordly (master)craft, how foolish were we to believe we had seen the peak of his skill? Somehow, once again, he has set the bar for excellence in the film industry and this should be the run away winner of best picture.