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  • The Virgin Suicides

    The Virgin Suicides

    ★★★★½

    "Look. She's laughing. He made her laugh! I've never heard him say anything remotely intelligent!"

    This movie is everything I hate: faux high school drama; a protagonist with whom every girl is in love with, and who is bewildered when one doesn't immediately surrender to him; prepubescent boys' perspective; and James Woods. But the secret ingredient of The Virgin Suicides is that it cleverly frames all of these clichés through a slightly parodic angle.

    Lux's obsession with certain boys (or…

  • If Anything Happens I Love You

    If Anything Happens I Love You

    ★★★★

    Very fun living in a country where school shootings are so common that it causes people to critique this film for not saying anything new.

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  • Ham on Rye

    Ham on Rye

    ★★★½

    A really fun time. Maybe too fun for its own good.

    The first act resembled a modernized mixture of Virgin Suicides and Dazed and Confused, but that feeling's abruptly lost after a turning point that I still don't fully understand. And its characterizations are too faint to make its breezy omniscience work as well as it does in something like Dazed and Confused.

    But still, a really fun time. So many painfully awkwardly funny moments, à la Eighth Grade. Loved…

  • Tully

    Tully

    ★★★★

    "I'm not afraid of the future."
    "You should be."

    Watching Charlize breakdown over her annoying ass children gave me a whole lot of anxiety and sympathy, neither of which were expected, and reaffirmed my desire to never have children.

    Confidently and impressively directed and edited, with a surprising amount of visual flair. Mackenzie Davis is incredibly charming, a perfect contrast to Theron's raggedness. Oh, and there's an all too brief montage of Cyndi Lauper songs.

    In many ways, this year's…