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  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    ★★★

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

    The first 30 minutes are absolutely fantastic.

    One man vs every assassin. Trying to get out of New York City.

    The moment he gets out, the movie took a turn for me and never really recovered.

    To my own surprise, I found it hard to watch so much death, so much killing, headshots over and over and over, without more to Wick's motivation than "to remember."

    The big setpiece in the middle of the movie - with Reeves and Halle…

  • The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

    The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

    ★★★½

    as with so many documentaries, it's got a compelling subject, and that does most of the work for it. Formally, narratively, it's just so much telling.

    The most compelling moments are from the former employees. Wow.

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  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★★

    A single-car crash. Fork lift mishaps. Broken plungers and chairs. Smashed sliding glass doors. Demolished restaurant bathrooms.

    These are the emotional state of Barry Egan, but he's about to fall in love.

    I find this movie so comforting, so beautifully odd. It's a little miracle.

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★½

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

    My two hopes going into the film:
    1) To be surprised
    2) To be moved

    Hope fulfilled.

    Biggest surprise is that Thanos is the film's surprise protagonist. It's a genius move, since a) we've spent tons of time w/ all the other characters and b) Thanos can't just be another villain w/ some plot to do this or that.

    If our allegiances were shifted, Thanos wouldn't be unlike a galactic Indiana Jones - searching for 6 items that will help…