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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League
  • Before I Fall
  • The Place Beyond the Pines
  • Kiki's Delivery Service

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  • The 355

  • Drive My Car

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

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  • Scream

    Scream

    I was very wary about a Scream film not directed by Craven, but now with a 5th great film, I wonder if this series is the most consistent, long-running horror franchise. Scream (2022) doesn't have the formal craft of Craven's, but it's still aesthetically brutal and empathetic—the kills are brutal and sad while tethered to the larger, meta-narrative.

    'Elevated horror' and 'legacequels' are very trendy and Scream smartly places those ideas within toxic fandom; I wouldn't have been shocked if…

  • The 355

    The 355

    In the genre of forgetting the movie as the movie is actively happening, The 355 is a peak; this is a very okay movie, one that does nothing especially good and nothing aggressively terrible either. The action is often an ugly attempt at Greengrass—and maybe it was my drooping eyes, but I'm not sure every scene was even in focus.

    I don't know, everyone was fine, Nyong'o looked great, and this will have vacated my brain by morning. Not much else to say I suppose.

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  • Glass

    Glass

    A pure synthesis of Shyamalan's formal, thematic, and emotional style—a trilogy bow and a career crescendo; anger and compassion in a perfect helix, crisscrossed into jagged catharsis. Shyamalan is an auteur of overflowing empathy and immaculate craft, and Glass is a heart beating with the passion of destined purpose. This film is reflexive and revolutionary—a self-affirmation and a rallying beacon for we the discarded.

    Uses comic mythology as confirmation that superhumanity exists in kindness and community, that the broken are…

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    Five years ago, as I walked out of Prometheus, my imagination was ablaze with the possible trajectories the sequel would go as David and Elizabeth’s journey to their creators continued. That film, while certainly dreary, had a streak of optimism in discovery that high school Austin expected to continue. I was totally unprepared for Ridley Scott to submerge my soul into an inescapable hell.

    Alien: Covenant is unrelentingly nihilistic in its philosophy, seemingly suggesting that humanity is a disgusting species…