The Double - ★★½☆☆
Really dug how the opening tosses you in the deep end. Liked seeing what life was like for Sam Lowry's co-workers. Probably a bad sign that I found the actual plot less interesting, once it finally got in gear.
Miracle Mile - ★★☆☆☆
Fun to see my neighborhood 30 years ago. Almost any time a character is going somewhere in this movie they're going the wrong direction in reality. I was never not interested to see what this movie had next in store. Feeling very interested in remaking (or at least swedeing) this.
John Wick - ★★★☆☆
I think I heard a little too much about this one in advance, but like John Wick himself, it lived up to its reputation. Stays just on the right side of the line between action movie world-building and goofiness that tends to trip up your Ultraviolets and such.
Sicario - ★★★½☆
• Denis Villeneuve is someone who seems very interested in whether the ends justify the means.
• Everyone who manages to actually hurt Kate is an employee of the United States government.
• Benicio Del Toro IS Jack Reacher IN Sicario!
• I'm happy that serious movie season has arrived.