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Favorite films

  • Le Deuxième Souffle
  • They Came Together
  • Knock Off
  • Singin' in the Rain

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  • In Bruges

    ★★★★

  • Olivia

    ★★★

  • Pootie Tang

    ★★★½

  • Joe Pera: Slow & Steady

    ★★★★★

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  • Olivia

    Olivia

    ★★★

    Transfixingly mediocre.  Recommended to other vibe chasers.

  • Pootie Tang

    Pootie Tang

    ★★★½

    I still see what I used to love about this, but I also see just how haphazard and thin it is.

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ½

    Eternal Family Guy of the Spotless Mind

    I think this is my first time walking out of a movie.  After an hour, it became clear that this was sub-Rick and Morty faux Kaufman twee Spiderverse fan fiction of the worst variety.  I hated it from the first five minutes.  I should have known; I turned off Swiss Army Man after an hour too.  Everyone said don’t watch the trailers, but I think if I had I would have known it…

  • Oppenheimer

    Oppenheimer

    ★★

    Nolan apparently reflected on Dunkirk, his 107-minute action masterpiece that cross-cuts between three different timelines, and thought “What if I did this with just shots of people talking?”  He’s made a prestige history lecture here, a series of newspaper headlines read aloud to the pulse of Ludwig Göransson’s score, which pummels you with 1/8 notes and screams, “This is interesting! You find this interesting!” for almost the entire 3 hours.

    There was a good 45-60 minutes in the middle, around…