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  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • Close-Up
  • Ikiru

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  • Aftersun

    ★★★★½

  • Tori and Lokita

    ★★★★

  • Showing Up

    ★★★

  • Leila's Brothers

    ★★★

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  • Aftersun

    Aftersun

    ★★★★½

    meant to review this at cannes, watched it 3 times, just never had the energy it deserves. will double back for it later this year, but for now i have no hesitation saying this was the best thing i saw at the fest.

  • Tori and Lokita

    Tori and Lokita

    ★★★★

    “Tori and Lokita” is the angriest movie the Dardenne brothers have ever made, a distinction that shouldn’t be taken lightly in the context of filmmakers who’ve spent the last three decades carving diamond-sharp moral dramas from the plights of Belgium’s most dispossessed people.

    Like most of the duo’s work, “Tori and Lokita” leverages the irreducible nature of human dignity against the ever-worsening apathy of human civilization. Like much of their work — including the Palme d’Or winner “Rosetta” and the…

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  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★

    Barbara Minerva: I used to be a nerd who nobody liked but now I am hot and bulletproof and can pull off Robert Smith-levels of eyeliner.

    Maxwell Lord: but don’t you want *more*?

    Barbara Minerva: i want… to be cat.

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★

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

    Marvel is so good at getting people to do things for money in a way that reads like love.

    there's some very cutesy stuff here (most of it an ominous, logical continuation of the content snake eating its own tail), CGI New York City is a really a Character Unto Itself lolol, and Jon Watts is now unquestionably the worst director to ever make a Spider-Man movie.

    also, not a spoiler, lol at Pete and his friends for simply *assuming* they'd all get into MIT. a very cool premise for a $250 million movie.