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  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    ★★★★½

    Some people have been complaining that this film isn't actually about Mr. Rogers. That's right. It isn't. It's about YOU. Yes, you, the viewer. It's about the way you giggle and smirk whenever Fred Rogers talks about something as simple as being kind to one another. Perhaps you think, that's for kids, that's not for me, we have real issues, and there are bigger problems in this world than just being kind. Maybe there are. But solving many of those…

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  • An American Pickle

    An American Pickle

    ★★★★½

    Watched it a second time right away to see if it holds up. It really does. Love this film. Just wholesome, heartwarming comedy storytelling about family. It's an ambitious concept to begin with, but Trost pulls it off in a really impressive way. Takes it and runs with it and keeps it light on its feet. The tone of reminds me of Her, with that awkwardness plus good humor plus a deeply honest story about staying true to family. Best…

  • Weeds on Fire

    Weeds on Fire

    ★★★

    This is super duper extra cheesy Hong Kong baseball fun. I really, really wanted to like this, but it too often dips into all of the boring and redundant filmmaking conventions from the worst inspirational movies made by Hollywood. Slow mo and goofy scenes interjected for no reason and everything is John Hughes-wannabe without coming anywhere near that. Even when the team gets better, it never shows any of their games, and just skips right over them.

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    Luca reigns!! OMFG, you guys. OMFG. You have no idea how much this is going to fuck you all up forever.

    I really don't even know where to begin with Suspiria. The Kubrick comparisons I heard beforehand are accurate. There's so much to unpack, and analyze, and discuss. Take your time. We have the rest of this year, and the next few years, to talk about it at length. Just don't miss it. See this film.

  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★★★½

    Wooooooooooo Rocketman is the upbeat, sparkly, flamboyant rock musical we've all been waiting for! It's everything that Bohemian Rhapsody should've been, but wasn't. What a banger!! Makes me want to dance and sing ooooh yeahhh.

    This is a vibrantly creative, imaginative, emotional rock biopic that doesn't shy away from being as gay and loud and honest and danceable as it damn well should be. Jamie Bell's performance as Bernie Taupin is as excellent as Taron Egerton as Elton John, both…