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  • The Lodge

    The Lodge

    ★★★½

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

    I loved the atmospheric aspect of it, it's a terrific location piece as well (shot in Quebec!) and I thought Riley Keough was great.

    Overall I liked it, but some of it is undeniably clumsy, from the obvious The Thing call-back, the suspicious Hereditary similarities, all the way to the vague and unexplainably dark non-ending.

    I get it's like a cautionary tale about messing around with the deranged daughter of a deceased homicidal cult leader, but I can't shake the impression that the final twist, if necessary, felt completely undefendable.

  • The Dissident

    The Dissident

    ★★★½

    Expected it to be horrifying and it is.

    I was surprised to see multiple shots of Montreal in this.

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★½

    Wondering if the plot will remain a muddled mess in my head after a second viewing, but for now I will give it the benefit of the doubt. What I'm sure of is that, as you come to expect from a director like Christopher Nolan, Tenet is ambitious and inventive, with sprawling, timebending and precisely edited action sequences that look for real.

    On the other hand, I've always felt like his 2h+ high concept sci-fi thrillers were overlong and overly…

  • Another Round

    Another Round

    ★★★★

    This movie is really just about a couple of middle-aged guys realizing that maybe it's not that good of an idea to start drinking at 7 in the morning.

    I love Denmark. It's pretty much all I have to say.

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