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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★½

    User Matt Lynch has already said exactly what I would say.

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★½

    Charming as hell but maybe suffered a little from my having watched it shortly after Palo Alto, so the contrivances and predictable plot points thudded all the harder. The microphone bit during the karaoke scene was the funniest thing I’ve seen in forever.

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  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake

    ★★★½

    I was giddy with the first half, maybe even two-thirds, but as the explanations started coming and the bloated runtime kept progressing, a lot of steam was lost. This has a lot going for it: the anachronistic cognitive dissonance (in the best way) of the Hitchcock-like score; the always transparent homages (speaking of Hitchcock), some of which, like the Ethiopian jazz song featured prominently in Broken Flowers, only hit me on a nagging subconscious level until I could investigate after…

  • Trainwreck

    Trainwreck

    ½

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

    "You know, you are going to lose us the right to vote!"
    -Schumer's character to cheerleaders, flying in the face of the fact that she presents herself as a cheerleader to win back Hader's character
    -Every woman in America to Amy Schumer, in a sensible world

    Completely offensive. Not in its tastelessness (which is too afraid to truly be anti-establishment in any sort of way -- interestingly flirts with sex-positive female promiscuity, which, however and of course, loses out to…