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  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★½

    an exhausting technical marvel that only just barely works when it’s in motion (and when rita moreno is on screen); the numbers are on the whole incredible and deserving of acclaim but it’s so totally flawed in every other way. and i always struggle with natalies performances because as much as i like her, she can really turn in a clunker- she is at her most wooden here, but she has no support from a thin script that doesn’t give her much to do

  • JFK

    JFK

    ★★★★

    there is nothing particularly cinematic about this.. it’s basically a 200 minute video essay intercut with true crime tvesque reenactments. it’s still beyond serviceable, and more than plenty engaging as well as thought provoking but it has a stylistic dryness to it that keeps me from really *loving* it. can always count on good ole kev, though.

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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★½

    we were all rooting for you darren and when you go to bed at night you lay there and take responsibility for yourself

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★½

    harry styles invented world war 2