Sentence & Still

Black Panther

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“You can’t let your father’s mistakes define who you are. You get to decide what kind of king you are going to be.”

Awful script, story, and visual effects; as much as it hurts to say, if this weren’t such a great display of black acting talent there’s no way this film would garner any praise at all.

★★☆☆☆

Blade Runner 2049

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“All the best memories are hers.”

Exceptionally beautiful, and a far greater accomplishment than the original, occasionally slow but never boring or disengaging, a triumph  — Villeneuve is the best director working today.

★★★★★

The Redeemed and the Dominant: Fittest on Earth

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“Hard work pays off.”

There’s something so inspirational, energetic, and edge-of-your-seat engaging about the Crossfit documentaries, and this is the best one yet — a taught behind the scenes look at the 2017 Crossfit Games following the front-runners as they battle for gold.

★★★★★

Red Sparrow

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“Every human being is a puzzle of need. You must become the missing piece, and they will tell you anything.”

Pleasantly surprised by this, a film for adults that doesn’t shy away from it’s subject matter, a complex and violent story about the real Russian Sparrows and the type of undercover work they did (do?) for the Russian government — a film that feels dangerous and outside the norm despite looking conventional in so many ways.

★★★★☆