Sentence & Still

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.

★★★★☆

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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“What’s the law on what ya can and can’t say on a billboard? I assume it’s ya can’t say nothing defamatory, and ya can’t say, ‘Fuck’ ‘Piss’ or ‘Cunt’. That right?”

Darkly funny but also heartbreaking with Oscar-winning performances by all three leads, McDonagh’s best film yet.

★★★★☆

Hostiles

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“Understand this: When we lay our heads down here, we’re all prisoners.”

Profound, one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long, long time; outstanding performances and a gut-wrenching story, effortlessly beautiful cinematography, a Western that I think will be added to the canon of movie greats.

★★★★★