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  • Mississippi Grind

    Mississippi Grind

    ★★★

    It was free and I’m a sucker for gambling movies. Mendelsohn‘s incredible (of course) and almost makes Ryan Reynolds’ smug lil’ butthole of a performance tolerable. 

    Also lol-ed at James Toback’s cameo. Why?


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  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★½

    I'm not quite sure if my overall feeling changed on this re-watch. I still feel like it doesn't quite cross the goal line for me in many ways but it was interesting how watching it a second time was a completely different experience.

    The first go-round was much more exploratory for me in the sense that it was so plot-centric (i.e. in regards to getting from point A to point B, i didn't know where it was going to go…

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  • Gemini Man

    Gemini Man

    ★★★★

    It’s kinda perfect that this is not a perfect movie and a resuscitation of a two decade old script that’s maybe the exact same age as Junior.

    Also FYC Best Supporting Actor: Benedict Wong



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  • New Rose Hotel

    New Rose Hotel

    ★★★½

    Perhaps it’s fitting for a film so elusive that Abel seems to have the fuzziest of memories about the making. At the q&a I attended, when asked about what he thought of the film seeing it 20+ years later, he said something to the affect of “I was like who the fuck made this?!” And when Willem Dafoe remarked that he remembered a lot of improvisation on set, Abel said “you do?”

    Other highlights from said q&a:

    - “when I…