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  • Cold Pursuit

    Cold Pursuit

    ★★★½

    Whether or not true, this has to be one of the few instances where a director has remade their own film, almost shot-for-shot, and it manages to be both as good and flawed as the original. Hans Petter Moland exchanges the frigid Norwegian roots of his 2014 action-comedy, In Order of Disappearance, for the snowy landscapes of Colorado in Cold Pursuit. Liam Neeson takes over for Stellan Skarsgård as the vengeful snowplow driver who discovers that he has an unexpected…

  • Greta

    Greta

    ★★

    Much like its titular villainess, Greta is a film of jarring extremes that's intriguingly never quite right. Predictable beats and severe pacing issues leave much to be desired from a narrative standpoint, but said flaws hardly dampen the genuinely effective performances delivered by Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz. The draw, and repulsion, of this on-screen "mother-daughter" dynamic manages to keep you consistently engaged through each scene, even when the more poor qualities of this story unfortunately shine. Huppert is…

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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★½

    "I am...inevitable."

    Anything I have to say, positive or negative, has likely been already declared in the 32,000 reviews (and counting) written by devote fans, resolute critics, and everyone in-between on this site. In only one weekend, Avengers: Endgame has left a defining mark on the history of both the genre and medium. The film's effect is undeniable, truly unprecedented, and that'll only continue to grow as its viewership and box-office return soar. Whether you like it or not, the…

  • Polar

    Polar

    ★½

    Mads Mikkelsen is an absolute blessing in this otherwise tasteless panel-to-screen effort. Polar is neither as slick as John Wick nor as stylistically cohesive, or bearable, as an adaptation from Matthew Vaughn. Too plodding to appease the teenage taste it's gunning for and far too arrogant to amount to anything greater than the sum of its immature parts. A scarce handful of semi-competent sequences do fortunately highlight much of this garish affair, most of which succeed because of Mikkelsen's commanding…