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  • The Thing
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Out of Sight
  • Black Dynamite

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  • The Marksman

    ★½

  • The Guard

    ★★★½

  • Celtic Pride

    ★½

  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

    ★★

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  • Draft Day

    Draft Day

    ★★½

    It’s a nothing movie, but damn if Reitman doesn’t nearly get something out of it. If you can look past the wall-to-wall brand exercise NFL marketing machine (it feels like we make a pit stop in every stadium in the league before the day is done), you’ll find a movie that it is driven almost entirely by the most dull thing you can possibly stage in a film… phone calls. And yet Reitman borrows heavily from the Wachowski’s Speed Racer and…

  • The New World

    The New World

    ★★★★

    Slower than a GMC Geo driving through a tar-pit with molasses for fuel. That said, it's one of the most exquisitely beautiful films ever made. Malick has no interest in pushing a political message through the film, in fact, there's little dialog here at all. The acting is excellent across the board, and it's nice to see a subdued performance from Bale after opposite extremes in Batman Begins and The Machinist. Kilcher is a gem, and Farrell gives one of his best dramatic performance. Gorgeous.

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  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★½

    Maybe the movie has no clear parable and that’s scarier than trying to interpolate a central metaphor, but having gone through my first watch of the film with the easy literal read that the monster is a sexually-transmitted demon — a metaphoric representation of an STD, or perhaps the trauma carried with you after a sexual assault — I came away from this rewatch (my first time seeing the film in more than five years) with an altogether different interpretation:…

  • COVID-21: Lethal Virus

    COVID-21: Lethal Virus

    We were so focussed on COVID-19, we took our eyes off the real threat: duplicitous women.

    Our latest mission on Operation Movies.