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  • Miami Vice: Brother's Keeper
  • To Live and Die in L.A.
  • Cop
  • The Hidden

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  • Octopussy

    ★★★★★

  • You Only Live Twice

    ★★★★★

  • Dark Angel

    ★★★

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ½

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  • Bad Boys II

    Bad Boys II

    ★★★★★

    "He was telling me about the work he did on [the Transformers bots] – how he would refine them and go into the special effects guys and design them and get all the details of light on metal and all that. He told me all that at breakfast before I started on the film. I thought 'This guy's a genius. He really is.' He's the same ilk as Oliver Stone and Spielberg and Scorsese. Brilliance. Savants, really, they are. He's…

  • Bad Boys

    Bad Boys

    ★★★★★

    Most may see in Bad Boys mindless, flashy drivel, but I see a pop culture explosion, a distillation of a legacy of film and other mediums before it, and the birth of the artistic titan known as Michael Bay. The Miami Vice connection is apparent from the jump, and indeed this film attempts to synthesize that show and the music video era (Bay’s bread and butter) with other cultural staples like the action blockbuster, the buddy cop film, and rising stars. It’s…

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  • Blackhat

    Blackhat

    ★★★★★

    For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. - Romans 14:7

    A 70+ year-old action film director exposed the truths of the emptiness at the core of a life lived out on a computer screen in 2015, and the world cast it aside. Throughout history, the world has hated the truth, and it will continue to try and destroy the truth. So when a film like Blackhat that firmly presents basic truths which…

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★★★

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    A few months ago, I got caught up in a discussion with two other guys at work regarding superhero films. I'm often very vocal about my disdain for most new blockbusters, particularly the Marvel films, and I ventured to say to the two men that Zack Snyder's Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice were better than anything the MCU has ever produced. I was laughed at, of course, and told how…