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  • Transparent: Musicale Finale

    Transparent: Musicale Finale

    ★★★

    I guess there's something to be said for really going for it, but yeah this ain't it chief. The Steven Universe Musical Finale did it better.

    Since the Tambor controversy I thought they should recast Maura with an actual trans woman and continue the story without addressing the cast change but they went a much more meta-route fof recasting Maura through Judith's play.

    By making this about Maura's death, they spent too much time in Tambor's shadow without giving credit…

  • The Secret Life of Pets 2

    The Secret Life of Pets 2

    ★★

    Boy Pixar sure makes this look easier than it is

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  • Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

    ★★★

    Incredible performances, deeply layered metatextual references, pitch perfect score, meticulous period piece details and a masterful tone shift all in service of an absolutely toxic nostalgic indulgent fantasy.

    What is the viewer supposed to take away about hippies and the counterculture movement of the 1960s from this movie?

    That if a real man like Brad (who, ahem, killed his wife) was around, the Manson hippies would have gotten what they deserved and we'd have preserved the old glamour of 1960s…

  • Ramy Youssef: Feelings

    Ramy Youssef: Feelings

    ★★★★

    That closing joke, Jesus