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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★

    Has some of the worst, most self-conscious day player/small role acting performances of any feature film I’ve watched in the past few years, hampered by some truly embarrassing directorial choices when it comes to blocking/staging, but then Ethan Hawke just straight up singlehandedly makes up for all of it.

  • The Souvenir

    The Souvenir

    ★★★★½

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

    Tom Burke should be given an Oscar for this. Or at least some solid heroin.

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  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★½

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

    A movie, which, for all its excess in most other departments, is entirely devoid of characters. When you're spending this much money, you'd think some time would be spent on character development before the pre-viz budget starts hitting 50 million. Why not start at step one? Here's an exercise...

    What does each character want?

    Jyn: wants to... see her Dad again? I guess? Well, she does. And then... hey guys, spitballing, how about we pay emotional attention to the idea…

  • Olaf's Frozen Adventure

    Olaf's Frozen Adventure

    You can safely arrive at any screening of Coco 30 minutes late. This “short” film felt like it was three hours long.

    Also fuck Josh Gad and his terrifying, uncanny valley, completely bullshit enthusiasm voice. Fuck Olaf. Fuck his “frozen adventure”. Fuck life. This movie made me hate living it.