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  • Possession
  • La Commune (Paris, 1871)
  • A Bread Factory: Part One
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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  • The Menu

    ★★★½

  • Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin

    ★★½

  • Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

    ★★★★

  • Kundo: Age of the Rampant

    ★★★★

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  • Men

    Men

    ★★★½

    "Sometimes, it seems mind boggling that a movie ends up getting a major release in theaters.

    The wide release of Men makes sense on its face: It's an A24 distributed horror movie from acclaimed director Alex Garland, who had a huge pandemic hit with his TV series Devs and two genre fan favorites, Ex Machina and Annihilation, the latter of which is one of the best films of the 2010s.

    But when you see Men, it feels blatantly noncommercial: huge…

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    This review contains slight spoilers for Everything Everywhere All At Once

    The multiverse theory – the idea that there are an infinite number of parallel universes and thus an infinite number of different versions of our world – is a fun premise for speculative fiction.

    It allows artists to imagine fundamentally transformed worlds that are weird, spooky and surreal, yet nonetheless eerily familiar. It opens up new vistas for visual and narrative experimentation, and creates space to explore different political,…

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  • The Menu

    The Menu

    ★★★½

    What a fun time at the movies.

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  • Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin

    Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin

    ★★½

    This movie so clearly did not want or need to be found footage, and I say that as a verified found footage enjoyer. This has a genuinely cool premise and some nice shots (although sometimes veering into iPhone ad territory) all of it fatally undercut by the aesthetic and narrative choices made to support the FF. Kinda alright despite itself tho

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  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★

    Looking at the ratings on this site it's very clear the straights are not ok.

    This is an edgelord anti-feminist manic pixie dream girl wank fest and it's fucking dull as hell.

    Thinks that are thought by our protagonist:

    "In the age of #metoo, can you be a feminist and enjoy giving head?"

    (Revealing her 'darkest secret'): "I like to have sex with a flaccid penis, so I can be responsible for making it hard"

    "How come we never talk…

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★

    After the incredibly huge amount of praise this film has received, in the months following my first viewing at the Philadelphia Film Festival in October, including from many critics i usually agree with and always respect, I thought I would watch it again. Surely I missed something!

    This was a bad choice. But it did result in a long form essay, published in AJ+ subtext and copied below, as well as our Rom-com episode of Cerise and Vicky Rank the…