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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League
  • Manhunter
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  • Spectre

    ★★★½

  • Batman Returns

    ★★★★★

  • Point Break

    ★★★★★

  • The Outsiders

    ★★★★★

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  • Manhunter

    Manhunter

    ★★★★★

    (35mm)

    The greatest movie ever. A movie about watching movies, our relationship to the images, how they have the power to make us feel. It’s how Graham learns to empathize with the Tooth Fairy, and how Dollarhyde sees and so desperately wants to feel. How Petersen and Noonan occupy and navigate their respective spaces, it’s an impressionists’ look into two damaged psyches, where Cox’s Leckter is framed the tightest and more clearly in control of his space, where his evil can…

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★★★

    (JUSTICE IS GRAY: IMAX)

    Was lucky enough to win two tickets to the Justice is Gray Edition in IMAX for a charity screening with proceeds going to AFSP. Oh have I missed the incredible sight and sound afforded with IMAX - the true IMAX! Taking in the full scale of the frame, often getting lost in details in the background, or being in total awe of these godlike beings living on this giant screen, where they can literally be larger…

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  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★★

    Perfectly fine. Things like these get graded on a curve by me. Myers is really cool here and you got some decent kills. Liked the intro, and the inclusion of some legacy characters was sweet. It’s really funny that Curtis is in a hospital bed more, here than in the original Halloween II. Also hilarious, everyone’s behavior, and how they really try to make the whole other inmate on the loose, a thing. And when they show the dude’s body all smashed in the aftermath. Had me chuckling, I had a good time.

  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★★★

    Ridley applies his cynicism to chivalry. A dryly funny and brutal epic about how a couple of respectable shitty dudes, took a heinous sex crime, trivialized the victim’s suffering, and made it all about themselves. Newcomer Jodie Comer pretty much anchors the narrative, as the sole character deserving any sort of sympathy in a land of wolves. Damon and Driver are terrific as the duelists (hah!); the former really bringing out the relative airheadedness of his character, while the latter…

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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★★★

    Five stars. Spent much of this morning contemplating whether or not the last 6 or so minutes taint the picture? It was maddeningly, all my better half and I could discuss directly after loving every second that preceded. Well, I’ve decided that it doesn’t derail it, but it will be difficult to defend against the hardcore comics readers that I often debate with irl on the merit of the Snyder flicks, those whose attacks usually amount to, “..but he didn’t…

  • True Romance

    True Romance

    ★★★★★

    (35mm)

    Tarantino’s personal print of the film started with a trailer for Natural Born Killers, which really set the mood. What is there to say? Tony Scott’s godly aesthetic ability compliments QT’s world of romanticized violence brilliantly, at times even feverishly - as in my favorite sequence of the movie, when Slater faces-off with Oldman. The tension builds and builds through the back and forth about egg-rolls and breasts on tv, Oldman so over-the-top and Slater’s naive, sneaky confidence slowly…