Andrew Dignan

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Favorite films

  • Red River
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • Stop Making Sense
  • Licorice Pizza

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  • Aftersun

    ★★★

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★★

  • Jurassic World Dominion

    ★★

  • White Noise

    ★★½

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  • Aftersun

    Aftersun

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    All I’m saying is if Zemeckis directed a climactic scene that hinged upon a bittersweet moment where a father desperately tried to get his young daughter to dance with him in what we come to understand is one of the last moments they’ll ever spend together and scored it to Queen/Bowie’s "Under Pressure," even going so far as reworking the song, isolating the vocals track to conclude on the breathless line "this is our last dance," people would have shit…

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Found KNIVES OUT to be annoyingly self-satisfied (across multiple viewings) with its politics superficially fastened to pander to the #resistance crowd. This is twice as enamored with its own sense of cleverness and is so of the moment and inextricably "online" in its targets for skewering it risks being dated by the time it drops on streaming and yet I had a blast. Solve that one, Benoit Blanc. No denying I’m hugely receptive to a film that argues that tech…

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  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    ★★

    When I was a little kid, growing up solidly middle class, I had a lot of toys. But my parents, mindful of the expanding clutter that comes from the accumulation of “stuff,” presented me with an ultimatum: if I went long enough without playing with my toys then I’d have to get rid of them before I could get any new ones. They didn’t care what I did with them: throw them out, sell them at a yard sale, give…

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★½

    Pick. A. Fucking. Metaphor. Diana as a wild horse that can’t be tamed. Diana as beautiful but dumb pheasants, bred to be killed. Diana as currency being passed between men. Diana as a P.O.W. (Princess of Wales, clever that). Diana as Anne Boleyn (literally conversing with her ghost and sharing horror stories about their respective husbands). And that’s not even counting all the torturous business with Diana’s obsession with her father’s ratty old jacket, contrasted with the gowns she’s instructed…