Lee, or El Duderino, if, you're not into the whole brevity thing

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  • Resurrection
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  • Angel

    ★★★

  • Bullet Train

    ★★★½

  • Thirteen Lives

    ★★★

  • Vengeance

    ★★★½

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  • Watcher

    Watcher

    [SUNDANCE 3]

    It Follows 2: Rear Window 

    Maika Monroe once again makes you question why  studios aren't casting her in more films, specially horror/thrillers. A great psychological thriller—albeit uninventive and feeling like an expanded short film—that taps into the daily struggles many women have: walking home alone at night, being patronised, not being taken seriously when they feel in danger, riding public transportation solo, etc.. A promising directorial debut from Chloe Okuno, with some solid cinematography, and a musical score…

  • Pleasure

    Pleasure

    "I'm not here to make friends; I'm here to work."

    [Sundance #4]

    You do watch it for the plot! An official 2020 Cannes selection and 15min short of the same name, Pleasure marks Swedish director Ninja (pronounced Nin-Ya) Thyberg's feature directorial debut. It was filmed back in 2018-2019, hence the aforementioned bits of context, but Sundance marks its first mainstream outing. The closing sentences from the aforementioned—also Cannes submitted—short's synopsis should cue you in one what kind of tone we're…

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  • Angel

    Angel

    To me and my friend’s surprise, despite the poster and a plot revolving around a high-schooler who works the streets at night, this was not very sleazy at all. Angel actually embraces more of its serial killer hunt and wholesome hardworking young girl trying to make a living with her newly found unofficial family—a sassy lesbian gun-toting landlord who cheats at gambling and the girl’s caring, protective transvestite guardian/maybe pimp pseudo mother figure/best friend. The only nudity you see, feels…

  • Bullet Train

    Bullet Train

    Everything I learned about people, I learned from Thomas the Tank Engine.”

    Like its title, Bullet Train is equally high speed off-to-the-races action ride, and plagued with myriad abrupt yet momentary stops along the ride. An action comedy that leans a little too much into the comedy—expected from the stuntman turned director of Deadpool 2—with a great ensemble cast (big s/o to a smokin’ mustacheod Aaron Taylor-Johnson and his bro Brian Tyree Henry) that do quite well with the surface…

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  • Joker

    Joker

    "Tomorrow you'll know I wasn't kidding, and you'll think I was crazy. But I figured it this way: better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime!"

    Oh, I'm sorry. My apologies, that's from the wrong film. Here we go, I think it's this one:

    "All the animals come out at night - whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets". …

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

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

    "A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later." - Stanley Kubrick

    This quote from one of the GOATs of cinema really came to mind while experiencing this soon to flop excellent poetic space odyssey. And I make it a point of importance to use the word "odyssey", not because of the obvious comparisons…