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  • The Nightingale

    The Nightingale


    Revenge thrillers are traditionally wish fulfillment, something that cannot be said about Jennifer Kent's The Nightingale. The film's greatest strength is also what makes it hardest to watch: Kent's absolute and uncompromising eye for the cruelty and brutality of human behavior, and the messy reality of "an eye for an eye."

  • Banana Split

    Banana Split


    A very funny rom-adjacent-com about an extremely unique friendship. First-time director Benjamin Kasulke deftly juggles R-rated comedy and teens-entering-the-real-world drama with a crisp, poppy energy, although the real star is Hannah Marks, who both plays the lead role of April and co-wrote the screenplay and scores big laughs with both.

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  • Vampire's Kiss

    Vampire's Kiss


    Audio commentary by director Robert Bierman and actor Nicolas Cage. 90 minutes of Bierman and Cage giggling in awe and confusion at what a ridiculous, ludicrous, insane movie they were able to get away with making, and it is glorious. Essential companion viewing to the film itself.

  • A Good Day to Die Hard

    A Good Day to Die Hard


    First things first: The Die Hard sequels can never be Die Hard. Despite a handful of cheesy moments, the original film is a masterpiece of action movie engineering. The writing and acting are top-notch all by themselves, but it's John McTiernan's brilliant direction that sets the movie head and shoulders above 99% of the genre, and the trajectory of Die Hard 2 (love it or hate it) established that key plot elements and the McClane character would be the backbone…