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  • Dunston Checks In

    Dunston Checks In

    At least the orangutan is cute, I guess.

  • The Ladykillers

    The Ladykillers

    Look, I love and respect the Coen brothers as much as the next person. They have created some of the greatest and most influential studio films of the last 30 years. Which makes this stinker of a film all the more baffling. It’s hard to even pinpoint where things went wrong, but honestly this movie just kind of sucks.

    Part of the appeal of the Coen brothers’ filmmaking has always been their balance of dark and light. Dark comedy is…

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  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

    Travis Bickle is not a good man.

    He thinks he is. He thinks his motives are just and that he is a paragon of virtue and justice in a fallen world. He trusts no one, from the urchins on the streets, to the politicians in their ivory towers. He thinks it is his mission to cure the ails of society through any means necessary. Even violence.

    Sounds a bit familiar doesn’t it? There’s something eerily prescient about Taxi Driver, and…

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★★½

    Expect less Lady Bird and more Superbad.

    High school party films are a dime a dozen in Hollywood. It seems like every weekend Netflix releases some kind of new teen comedy, most of which are entirely vapid and forgettable. It feels like teen raunch comedy has run its course. Yet against all odds, Olivia Wilde and company have managed to make one of the most endearing and gut-bustlingly hilarious high school comedies to be released in years, thanks to assured…