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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    ★★★★

  • Lan Yu

    ★★★

  • Moon Knight

    ★★★

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    But don't you give up on yourself
    I've heard a story, a girl, she once told me
    That I would be happy again

    I’ve been waiting for this film literally since I was 5. My degree of anticipation was huge— huge as in, and I have witnesses, the day the teaser trailer came out on July 2019 I literally stopped dead in the middle of a music fest because that was more important.

    I even bought tickets for IMAX. I…

  • The Souvenir: Part II

    The Souvenir: Part II

    ★★★★½

    Wouldn't you want to be on a soundstage, in widescreen, rather than here like every other fucking English film ever made where it's drizzling?

    Never in my wildest imaginings did I expect to li— love this Part II, but here I am, gushing and still over the moon with it. 

    Wasn’t a big fan of the original, felt like a lot of a chore to sit through, too talkative, too white, too posh, too pretentious, too static, too boring. So…

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  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    ★★★★

    And then I started moving my hand, and then he stopped talking.

    I don’t think it’s perfect by any stretch, from some strange-sounding monologues to the very sound editing of these — is it deliberate that we hear from a phone as if directly whispered to one’s ear, and then once in a while they do sound like if they’ve been through a landline? —, but… hear me out…

    This is such a huge exploration on a lot of things that…

  • Moon Knight

    Moon Knight

    ★★★

    Woof, was expecting a lot of suffering when I ventured into my first MCU series — and the last for a while too, because there are things one only does for Daddy Oscar. But it was a pleasant surprise. 

    I often complain these things go on for longer than they should, both MCU stuff and miniseries at large, but for once it was worthy, that one of these actually took time to develop one— two— (three?) main characters. They can’t…

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  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★★★½

    All you need is to want it.

    A plot built around wishing upon, with no material threat... I get why some would regard Wonder Woman 1984 as lazy. On my end, I just find it to be one rare beautiful tentpole, on how innocence can quickly turn into ignorance, and the price one pays for that.

    Patty Jenkins really built something here. Ultra-reminiscent of the blockbusters of the era it’s set in, when some dumb idea could become the most massive of…

  • Ambulance

    Ambulance

    ★★★★½

    I’m a rare beast, I say Michael Bay’s an auteur all the time, but that I don’t like his art; and then today that shit came out to bite me.

    My boys, what a perfect marriage of every high-octane masterpiece set in LA and the dumbest exaggerations a man in love with explosions could ever come up with. I’m awestruck at the audacity. There’s Speed in there, Heat, T2, it has it all; but then as soon as this thing starts,…