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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★★

    Nightcrawler

    Dan Gilroys been playing the game for years. Before Nightcrawler, he was most prominently known as a screen-writer sort of slumming around Los Angeles, penning mediocre scripts. As soon as he was announced the director for this film, a monumental eye roll permeated everywhere. A story seemingly out of the blue, this film hit the ground running.

    Let the praise begin! First things fucking first. John Gilroys (Dan's brother) editing is first class. There's not even an inch of…

  • Beautiful Boy

    Beautiful Boy

    ★★★★½

    Beautiful Boy

    Yup, still beautiful.

    A-

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  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★

    Us

    People keep reporting that in order to gather their thoughts, they need to watch this film two or three times. I don't normally subscribe to that idea in most cases. Some exceptions apply of course, mainly Nolan's mind-trip films of recent years, but Jordan Peele's Us is said film. I managed to catch the midnight screening and I must admit, the first 20 or so minutes, I was getting nervous this film wouldn't be what I wanted. I don't…

  • The Conjuring 2

    The Conjuring 2

    ★★★★★

    The Conjuring 2

    James Wan had a rocky start as young director. His films were critically panned upon release and gained somewhat status through the years, particularly Saw. It took him until The Conjuring (2013) for people to start taking him seriously, and why wouldn't they? It's arguably the scariest film of the decade. That is, until he helmed his sequel.

    Masterpieces aren't made everyday, and sometimes it takes a director years to craft one. So it seems with Wan,…