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  • Transformers: The Last Knight

    Transformers: The Last Knight

    ★★★★★

    In his poignant ode to simplicity, Michael Bay's "Transformers: The Last Knight" captures the sensation of how technology can lead to alienation in a way that hasn't been achieved since Radiohead's "OK Computer."

    Working from a meticulously crafted and deeply personal script by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan (story by Akiva Goldsman, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan), Bay shows us the many ways we and our planet have been changed by runaway science - transformed, if…

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★

    1. 'joker' is definitely a comic book movie and it's ludicrous that anyone involved in making it is trying to pretend otherwise

    2. it is nowhere near as interesting thematically as it wants to be or thinks it is

    3. whatever politics the film displays - which basically are no deeper than 'fuck the rich' and 'feeling ignored sucks' - are at least as much antifa as 'revenge of the loner incel white men'

    4. almost everything you've read about…

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  • Relic

    Relic

    ★★★★

    one of the few movies i've watched recently - most of which have been around the 90-minute mark because that seems to be about what i can handle these days - that i actually wished had been a bit longer, and a bit more developed. i dug it, tho; good atmosphere, good performances, creepy and sad in close to equal measures. i wouldn't write a term paper about it but there's some stuff there that i'll be thinking about for a while...

  • She Dies Tomorrow

    She Dies Tomorrow

    ★★★½

    the tree of death

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★½

    hoo boy.

    i'll write some more but that pretty much sums it up.

    i saw it last night and i'm still shocked at the almost total erasure/disavowal of 'the last jedi' in this movie. i expected there to be SOME, but with the exception of a couple of things like knowing luke was dead, you could basically have never watched TLJ without it making much of a difference in how you experienced this movie.

    rose tico? never heard of her!…

  • Ready or Not

    Ready or Not

    ★★★★

    3.5 stars seems to be the 'go to' for this, but i'm gonna go ahead and give it 4 because it's just that much fun. think 'you're next' sautéed with a dash of 'clue,' topped with an early sam raimi-esque humorous gore red sauce.

    what i'm saying is it rules very very hard