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  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Titane
  • Sorry to Bother You

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  • The Empty Man

    ★★★

  • Smile

    ★★★½

  • Amsterdam

    ★★★½

  • Pearl

    ★★★½

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  • The Straight Story

    The Straight Story

    ★★★★½

    Remarkably tender and humanist...something you wouldn't typically associate Lynch with, but knowing his more rural upbringing, I can't say I'm surprised to see he had this in him. And sheesh, this is my favorite Badalamenti score to date...achingly beautiful score. Very very very sad to hear how Farnsworth went out, but I'd like to think he's proud of his final performance here. 

    It's ultimately about the power of human kindness, of knowing wherever the winding roads of life take you,…

  • Orphan: First Kill

    Orphan: First Kill

    ★★★½

    First hour basically retells the story of the first movie and does the horror prequel thing where it needlessly gives an explanation for stuff Esther does in the original and it's all colored very flatly and gray (which is par for the course with modern cinema, but still obnoxious).

    But then...the film is saved by another twist! A twist that, y'know, actually might have something compelling to say about wealth and privilege. I mean, nothing the film actually wants to…

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