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  • The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

    The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

    ★★★

    Fascinating subject matter, no doubt. 

    But, like laypeople with on-demand Theranos lab test results, I had to Google a lotta shit after the fact to get some real answers to questions not addressed by the film (Is she in jail yet? Is she on the spectrum? Have a personality disorder? etc).

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★★

    A good movie.

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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    I was going to give this movie 4.5 stars until I endured the confusing, unfortunate final three minutes; these few frames effectively diluted an otherwise delightful, original, hysterical portrait of women’s relationships & jockeying for power. It was nearly flawless until it forced itself from my full favour.

  • Vox Lux

    Vox Lux

    ★★

    Natalie Portman couldn’t make the Q&A after my screening due to the California fires, but BOY DO I WISH SHE HAD. ‘Cuz I have questions.

    Portman does fantastic work. And I think about 60 seconds from the end of the film I finally understood: we are supposed to see how trauma manipulates and transforms; first, it can be twisted into the thing that saves us; eventually, though, that thing might also be all we have left. Everything but the transmutation…