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  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★★

    Pitch-perfect from the first moment on.

    This film boasts the lethal combination of Villeneuve, Deakins, Sheridan, and Jóhannsson which creates an embarrassment of riches in terms of style and execution.

    Josh Brolin does his best Josh Brolin thing, which is fine considering he was perfectly cast. But it is Benicio Del Toro and Emily Blunt who own every scene they are in. And let's be clear, Blunt is far more than just the moral compass of this film-she is the…

  • The Road

    The Road

    ★★★½

    Dark, depressing, entirely devoid of any sense of humanity, and yet filled with a towering embodiment of love, family and inherent goodness. This film achieves what so many like it cannot.

    Viggo Mortensen and John Hillcoat at their very finest.

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★

    Even more unsettling and enjoyable the second time around. At once the most blunt and restrained social commentary Hollywood has produced in the past decade. How Gyllenhaal was not even nominated for this performance is ridiculous...

  • The Lobster

    The Lobster

    ½

    I can understand why this is every film critic's darling of 2015. It's got everything they want: dark, deadpan humor that feels uncomfortable to laugh at, outrageous social and sexual parody of modern culture very much in the vein of Being John Malkovich, an unsettling musical score which mixes well with a very bizarre script, random and shocking violence and nice slow-motion shots of people running.

    It is also one of the least enjoyable films I have ever watched, downgraded tremendously by the constant reminder of just how hard Lanthimos is trying here...