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  • The Good Son

    The Good Son

    ★★½

    Not as good as I remembered from when I was a kid, but still okay.

  • The Rental

    The Rental

    ★★★

    Let me start this by saying Joe Swanberg SUCKS. Like royally. Okay, now to the movie. It’s got an interesting premise and moves quickly, but that ending really is a let down. Movie reminded me of Strangers and a little seen horror movie called ATM. I was intrigued to see where it was going, but a movie like this relies heavily on the finish, which stunk. 

    Nice to see Jeremy Allen White (Shameless) in a solid sized role. Always liked him. Also, what’s up with the score of this movie? It’s very bombastic and NOT needed at all.

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  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★½

    When the movie starts, and the two leads start dancing outside their car, and the music cuts off, and they keep going, I knew I was in for a mess. Then, when they are talking on a bench at school, and a vanilla ice looking character pulls up in a tricked out ride and they both joke about him being “the 1%” as they were just discussing how one of the friends was going to Yale, I knew this movie…

  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden

    I have now seen three films from this director and I haven't liked one. The Handmaiden is by far his worst. It's a soft core porn disguised as a some sort of love triangle thriller. The movie is downright irresponsible in how it objectifies its two lead female performances. I don't get the hype. It's crap. Sure it looks nice, but I felt dirty watching it. Like some perv was getting off on this.