2017 Movie #82: Logan Lucky (2017)

2017 Movie #82: Logan Lucky (2017)

Billed as the hillbilly version of Ocean’s ElevenLogan Lucky truly lives up to that reputation, a light-hearted summer caper set in a part of the country less often depicted on screen. Featuring an A-list cast of stars and directed by none other than Steven Soderbergh himself, out of retirement, Logan Lucky follows the Logan family, who enlist another local family, the Bang family, to pull off a heist of a Nascar racetrack on a race day.

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2017 Movie #81: Quiz Show (1994)

2017 Movie #81: Quiz Show (1994)

Robert Redford’s Quiz Show is an elegant historical drama filled with a nostalgic love for a bygone era of television and of American culture. Though Quiz Show may not cover the most glamorous material imagined (it tells the story of a TV quiz-show-rigging scandal that eventually gets uncovered and revealed by the government), the clear love for the material helps this to become a highly effective drama.

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2017 Movie #77: Blade Runner (1982)

2017 Movie #77: Blade Runner (1982)

Over the years, a number of different versions of Blade Runner have come out, and some critics will tell you that different versions are the “definitive” or “best” versions. I’m not here to arbitrate the different versions, not having seen them all, but I can say confidently that the versions I’ve seen are all brilliant. Blade Runner is one of the most inventive, visually genius, and influential films in the science fiction genre, and in re-watching it, it strikes me that whatever flaws I may find in its plot or story, this is a movie worth watching and re-watching on the merits of the visuals alone.

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