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  • The Northman

  • The Only Living Boy in New York

    ★★★★½

  • The Alpinist

    ★★★★

  • Breakdown

    ★★★½

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    X

    ★★

    Thought this was incredibly slow, and almost entirely meaningless. I very rarely use “slow” as a criticism, but for a movie with arguably one of the most unoriginal and overused plots in modern cinema, what makes this a rewarding watch? The confused, mixed commentary on sexual promiscuity and porn? Nothing in that regard is even consistent. I’m sure there’s some very obvious metaphor I’m supposed to care about—I picked up on some, but just thought “ok whatever” about them. 

    I…

  • Life Itself

    Life Itself

    I didn’t find this film to be nearly as self-indulgent as it was made out to be by the rampaging critics who relentlessly beat, dragged, and practically murdered it like it was the last thing they would ever do. I actually thought the script was incredibly well-paced, with incremental introductions of characters that are always either fascinating, or at the least remarkably empathetic.

    There are details in the narration that are unnecessary, and completely optional… but they add layers to…

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