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  • Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry

    ★★★★★

    100

    One of those iconic, controversial works of art where its reputation both encapsulates and muddles how it actually functions. This is every bit as grotesque and thrilling as you've heard. Clint Eastwood's Inspector Callahan is hardly as scowling or as animalistic as in the mediocre sequels (Sudden Impact exempted), but it's the grounded, internal approach to his rage that makes him all the more terrifying. His anger hardly bubbles above the surface and yet merely the glimpses are monstrous.…

  • Shooter

    Shooter

    ★★★

    55

    Prime 'Sunday Afternoon on TNT' trash. More ambivalent than you'd might think, but it still introduces Mark Wahlberg's 'Bob Lee Swagger' character as a proponent of rebelling against fake news and being knee-deep in the 9/11 commission report (lmao). Could've been better with a stronger conspiracy angle, but some of the action is impeccable. Clean and tactical.

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    15

    Disney/Lucasfilm Headquarters. Int. Day.

    Rian Johnson: Oh, hey, JJ!

    JJ Abrams: Hi Rian, how's it going?

    RJ: Great! I just wanted to say that really enjoyed my time making The Last Jedi. It was so exciting to craft a personal film with Disney money. And everyone at Lucasfilm approved it right away because Episode 7 left me with a bunch of mystery-box ideas and set-up that wasn't going to lead anywhere. Who directed that one again?

    JJ: Me. I…

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★★

    92

    [Removed by admins.]

    Letterboxd didn't approve of my original review wishing for the return of The Basterds and the swift, brutal end of fascism in 2019 America so here's this:

    MOVIE GOOD.

    NAZIS BAD.