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  • Spencer

    Spencer

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    respect for making a movie so dumb & ham-fisted that there's scientifically no way for a fan of the Royals to not understand its intent, but so self-satisfyingly vengeful that it ends up using Diana Spencer no differently than any other tabloid. finds 30 different ways to make Kristen Stewart say "I'm dead, dying, and shitting," she kind of only finds 2 different ways to say it. Nasty affair that dredges up a restless ghost, but the frigid meanness pummeling its…

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

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    lives or dies on whether you think Benedict Cabbagepatch is a compelling screen presence; so little to latch onto with him, and the two-dimensional characterization reverberates even deeper when you have him acting opposite Plemmons, a doughy emotional mess who is so overwhelmed with love he feels he doesn't deserve that all he can output is apathy. Campion's classicality is her greatest strength, the smell of Montana timber and bloodied bullcock buckets wafting through the stinging breeze. on the flip-side,…

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  • Bad Education

    Bad Education

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    May be the most Hitchcockian Almodovar, emphasis on the cock.

  • Cuties

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    Honestly, feels illegal! Don't like one bit that a production team of adults sought to create a space where children (11-year-olds) were directed to twerk! The display of dance is one thing, the invasive, sexualized gaze of DoucourΓ©'s camera is aaaaaanother. And for a conclusion that ultimately says "don't be slutty, you dirty whore; here are some socially acceptable ways to show a little skin and not shame your family, as a treat" ?
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    initially, the film presented…