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  • The Time Machine

    ★★★

  • High Time

    ★½

  • Bells Are Ringing

    ★★★

  • Redeeming Love

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  • The Time Machine

    The Time Machine

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    What a wild narrative. Selfish mother fucker saying screw humanity just so he can bone a childlike, docile fantasy woman from the future.

    Spent the first 10 minutes marveling at living in a movie culture where your audiences doesn’t already understand the idea of alternate timelines etc. The only thing that has ever made me want to live in the past.

    Anyway, purely looking at the special effects, this is a thrill. Screamed through the nuclear bomb sequence. All the…

  • High Time

    High Time

    ★½

    Somehow this is under two hours and yet it feels like we watch all 4 years in real time.  Surely a more charismatic actor could have carried this better. I suppose Rodney Dangerfield proved that in the ‘80s. Bing is fine and I guess someone who would have given audiences warm fuzzy feelings at the time, but he’s not funny or emotional enough to nail this. It is at least well-made thanks to Edwards, but I am beginning to wonder if he and I just don’t mesh. Also, I have to just say, the ending beat is fucking insane.

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  • The Mirror Has Two Faces

    The Mirror Has Two Faces

    ★★★★★

    What did Barbra Streisand do? THAT.

    This is a treatise on the way women internalize and contend with the value placed on female beauty–and how damaging that can be–disguised as a rom-com. I had doubts after the makeover, but what follows interrogates the idea of what getting thin and wearing more make-up is supposed to represent and the unacknowledged problems that focusing on one concept of improvement can become.

    Bridges’s character should be unbearable, but he’s an idea/plot device more…

  • Katy Perry: Part of Me

    Katy Perry: Part of Me

    ★★★★★

    Keira Knightley once spoke highly of this movie in an interview and I think about that all the time.