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  • Ambushed

    Ambushed

    ★★★½

    Further proof that Ernest Dickerson is a national fucking treasure. Made for TV (HBO) action flick with Courtney B. Vance protecting a really annoying, racist kid (think Edward Furlong in T2 grating) after his KKK leader father is killed by even worse KKK leaders. Tons of fluid, well shot shoot out sequences - which make sense following Surviving the Game - and a supporting cast that includes Bill Nunn, Robert Patrick, William Forsyth, Virginia Madsen, William Sadler and David Keith. This is so much better than it should be and seemingly ~nobody~ has seen it.

  • Life

    Life

    ★★★★

    Stop excluding comedy from the conversation. Paired this with 13th and they play uncomfortably well together; an 80 million dollar comedy with two of the biggest comedians of the 90s in top form attempting to tackle the problems of wrongful convictions and mass incarceration in the Black community in a story that spans four decades of racism in America. It's ripe for reappraisal and, yes, Baker's makeup still looks great.

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  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★

    Lost In America - 25 Years Later

  • Breezy

    Breezy

    ★★★

    Clint Eastwood and his rancid, rancid mind. Mostly just sweet and great use of 70s LA but it ultimately feels slight, especially in the last act. Cute that they went to a movie theater to see High Plains Drifter though.

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  • The Square

    The Square

    ★★★½

    Much better than The Circle.

  • The Invention of Lying

    The Invention of Lying

    "If you could do anything, what would you do?"

    "Grab women's boobs" - Louis C.K.

    Well, this aged well.