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  • Cats

    Cats

    ★★★★★

    Still one of the most delightfully ambitious, affectionate, gag-a-minute feelgood movies I’ve seen in ages. So wonderfully strange and earnest. I do have a couple significant objections (the racist way the film deploys the featured dancers of Les Twins, the decision to keep both “fat cat” songs in their entirety and add more adlibs from them, the particular placement of Beautiful Ghosts leading to a pretty long downer segment that undercuts Gus the Theater Cat) and yet very few films…

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★★

    My fiancè tells a story about this guy she helped on the customer service line at work. This guy had his dues set to be paid at the end of the month, and he said, “oh, great! i have a surgery set two days prior.” she offered to set a delayed due date and he said, “no, no, i’m just hoping i die on the table. 73 is too long. after 66, it’s just burying people you love. so, yeah, we’ll see what happens!”

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  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

    Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

    watched with the till death do us blart commentary. tbh kinda just wish i watched the movie instead!

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★

    I think Whannell really needs to work on his more emotional scenes because the set pieces here *rule.*

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  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★★

    Ex Machina is simultaneously a film of this moment and a film which can last beyond it; its concerns about the objectification and domestication of women, its depiction of the hypermasculine domestication by web technologists of its consumers, and its concerns about levity in a time of moral panic all should hold some resonance for many years and spin from our very current concerns. One of the better dramas of the last several years, Ex Machina has that special touch…

  • Black Swan

    Black Swan

    ★★★★★

    Every time I watch Black Swan, I catch new layers, new jokes, new ways to understand why it operates the way it does. It's certainly one of the most underrated films I've seen.