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  • The Driver
  • Darkman
  • The Legend of Drunken Master
  • The Duke of Burgundy

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  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★★½

  • Uncharted

    ★★

  • Jurassic World

    ★½

  • Crimes of the Future

    ★★★

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  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★★½

    My children adored this touching story about the bond between a father and daughter and immediately screamed at me and ran away at the mere suggestion they might want to do tubby time with me instead of Mom tonight. Sigh.

  • Uncharted

    Uncharted

    ★★

    Tom Holland has a really likable physicality as an actor. He’s got a background in dance, and he moves really well in fights and chase scenes. In his best moments he reminds me of Jackie Chan; he’s so fast and so graceful but he also takes these painful looking hits and falls, then gets up and keeps going. He’s a fun guy to watch at the center of an action movie. 

    In almost every other respect, though, he’s the wrong…

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    Another Bong hit.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    I will never watch any kind of making-of documentary or behind-the-scenes featurette about Denis Villeneuve’s Dune. I don’t want to know how this film was made. I prefer to believe the extremely convincing illusion that Villeneuve somehow traveled to the year 10,191 and documented the strange civilization he encountered. Dune is full of stylization and visual artistry, but the future it conjures feel so complete and tactile that some segments play like a documentary of the world to come — which is an especially impressive feat since that world involves giant sandworms that consume everything that passes through their sphincter-like maws.

    Full review at ScreenCrush.