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  • Vanilla Sky

    Vanilla Sky

    ★★½

    "Workin' on mysteries without any clues"
    -Bob Seger

    I figured this might be a good pairing with BLACK WIDOW (1987), as they are both about manipulative, violent sexcapades, pretty people who don't want to be seen/photographed, and the consequences of fucking a crazy lady. The social-climbing-for-sociopathic-social-climbing's-sake aspect of BLACK WIDOW, empty and unmotivated as it is, is somehow more interesting than anything this film's protagonist offers.

    I fail to feel even a smidgen of empathy for Cruise's character, or Diaz's,…

  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

    Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

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

    “I break chains all by myself.”

    MG’s Long Halftime Walk

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  • American Sniper

    American Sniper

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

    As a soldier, one of the first things at which I excelled, according to the infallible eye of my drill sergeants, was marching and marching movements. As a white guy and someone whose idea of nightmare is dancing in public, I’m a proud member of Rhythmless Nation, but I can twist & turn on command at perfect stiff right angles in combat boots with the best of them, apparently. This, uh, skill led me to be selected for local funeral detail…

  • Body Double

    Body Double

    ★★★★

    Fuck you, purists.
    This is better than Hitchcock.