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  • School of Rock
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
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  • Dear Evan Hansen

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    ★★★½

  • Lost Highway

    ★★★★½

  • The Iron Giant

    ★★★★½

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  • Lost Highway

    Lost Highway

    ★★★★½

    New 4K Restoration, Music Box Theatre

    I think I’ve come to the conclusion that David Lynch films are best described as, for a lack of a better word, vibes (or possibly it’s the best possible word to describe the works of David Lynch). After one of the most dead days I’ve ever worked at my bar, I figured I’d catch a last minute screening of Lost Highway; at this point, I wouldn’t miss an opportunity to see a Lynch on…

  • Haze

    Haze

    ★★★★

    The most visceral thing Tsukamoto has made next to Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Haze is a 50-minute, claustrophobic nightmare shot on digital after it was dragged through debris, sweat, and a hallway full of gore. Primarily using very uncomfortable close-up shots and a phenomenal sound design that made me cringe on multiple occasions (teeth is all I’ll say thank you very much), Tsukamoto creates a hell scape contained within layers and layers of concrete, rarely ever giving you room to…

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  • Dear Evan Hansen

    Dear Evan Hansen

    …yeah, so I swore to myself I would never watch this thing again, but when it’s on a mega sale at Target and it can be used as a gag gift for my friend’s birthday party, it’s kind of hard to resist when I’ll just just about anything for a good bit. A couple things to note though:

    A) Since we wanted to spice it up a bit, we decided to watch the French dub of this, but unfortunately, all…

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    Bodies Bodies Bodies

    ★★★½

    Really close to loving this. A far more busy and multi-layered satire than the trailer suggests, Bodies Bodies Bodies is a wonderfully paced, suspenseful, fun whodunit horror/comedy. It’s refreshing to see a satire actually satirize any given topic in a way that fuels genuine commentary into its subject as opposed to just pointing, laughing, and asking the audience to laugh back. Presenting Gen Z characters in a satirical fashion is a really thin tightrope, especially when the audience you’re aiming…

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  • Two Distant Strangers

    Two Distant Strangers

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

    *SPOILERS*

    I’m actually dumbfounded by these positive reviews, because I found this to be horrifically exploitative, messy, and unsubtle in just about every single way. The writing is horrible and pandering, the acting (aside from possibly Joey Bada$$, who is decent, and I just like him) is horrible, and the overall execution is so misguided. The themes that are being presented are important and obviously deserve to be at the front line of discussion, but something about a racist police…

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★

    Surprisingly overwhelmed by this. If it isn’t clear by now, Jordan Peele is one damn fine director; it takes some filmmakers years to garner this amount of confidence and a voice this strong and potent and after three films, Peele has cemented himself as not only one of Hollywood’s most distinct voices, but one who is willing to make a truly unique experience for wider audiences that blends difficult subject matter with breathtaking spectacle. I’m going to have to sit…