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  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    A very good movie that becomes a fantastic one in its last 45 minutes. Much has been said about how stripped down this feels for Scorsese, and that's obviously the point, but it's entrancing to watch every scene stretched far beyond what the average crime film would do. There's not a note of a Rolling Stones song to be heard-- instead, the persistent background music is lonely, the kind of music you'd hear at a depressing bar. When you see…

  • Casino

    Casino

    ★★★★★

    Imagine thinking Goodfellas is a superior movie to this lmao

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  • The Beach Bum

    The Beach Bum

    ★★★★

    Absolutely delightful. The movie America needs.

    Post Q&A with Harmony was hilarious, people shouted questions from the audience at him (and he said he might make The Trap next!!!) and I took an extremely cursed selfie with him after telling him how much his movies have meant to me. I’m very happy.

  • The Strange Thing About the Johnsons

    The Strange Thing About the Johnsons

    ★★

    Boy if this wasn’t a bucket of cold water on my excitement for Hereditary. I get that Aster was 24 when he made this but it’s a classic example of a film that thinks that because their shocking conceit is original enough, it can’t be cheap. Here, the very complicated dynamic that propels the plot is never investigated in an interesting way and I’m sorry but if you’re going to have such a dark, macabre premise, you need to take…