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  • Meow Wolf: Origin Story

    Meow Wolf: Origin Story

    ★★★½

    Essentially a commercial for an amazing art installation that, partially because of things like this documentary, is becoming hyper-commercialized. It's not every art documentary that ends with happy imagery of the collective touring new sites to expand their brand. So if capitalism disturbs you, stay away.

    If you enjoy weird but unthreatening art, come on in. The "House of Eternal Return" designed by Meow Wolf is legitimately wonderful, one of the most absorbing experiences I've ever had. The sincerity is…

  • Green Lantern

    Green Lantern

    ★½

    Excellent casting and very bad everything else. Just adapt "Emerald Dawn," you schmucks.

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  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★½

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

    What I didn’t appreciate until the very end was how Peele had taken some aspects of life that are not scary — the beat in “I Got 5 on It,” the existence of abandoned underground tunnels — and charged them with the power of nightmares. You won’t hear of an abandoned catacomb again without thinking of the Tethered.

    The social commentary hits just as hard. A week before I saw “Us,” I finally saw “The Blind Side” on a plane.…

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★½

    Why can’t every movie be like this, mutilating a story from history into a hilarious collection of slanders? Also, no spoilers, but you’ve never seen such a successful dramatic use of Emma Stone’s freakishly large eyes. 

    Everyone’s amazing in this, but the MVP might be Nicholas Hoult as a dandy fop who is actually right about the war.