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  • Fantasy Island

    Fantasy Island

    ★★★

    My biggest takeaway is that more movies need to feature characters feeding hand grenades into pitching machines. See full review at: gradeamovies.com/fantasy-island/

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★★

    Birds of Prey was pretty fuckin' dope. It kinda plays like a cross between A Clockwork Orange and Tank Girl. It's a strange cocktail of deviance and decency. The lead actresses all slay and Ewan McGregor appears to be having a blast playing the Big Bad. It's cool to see a major motion picture directed, written and fronted entirely by women. Birds of Prey is gurl power AF in its conception and execution, but never preachy about it ... it's too busy setting up its next elaborately-executed fight sequence or paying off a punchline. 4.25/5 stars.

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  • Spielberg

    Spielberg

    ★★★★½

    Watching Scorsese fangurl over Spielberg is pretty much the most adorable thing ever.

  • The Guest

    The Guest

    ★★★★½

    This movie is fucking rad. The description of it being a combination of Halloween and The Terminator is apropos - throw in a dash of John Hughes' oeuvre, The Bourne Identity and Drive and you really get the idea. Dan Stevens is awesome in the titular role - he looks a bit like a young Michael Biehn and kills like Schwarzenegger. Director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett improve upon the already impressive game they displayed in You're Next. The Guest is a badass genre exercise with style to burn.