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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Southland Tales
  • Too Old to Die Young

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  • The Florida Project

    ★★★★½

  • Prey

    ★★★½

  • Digimon Tamers: Battle of Adventurers

    ★★★

  • 48 Hrs.

    ★★★½

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  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★½

    Still the only movie that I feel "gets" Orlando and also does right by most of its additional concerns.

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★½

    While I can't help but wish that this wasn't so desaturated and had a little more visual style, Prey mostly just works extremely well! There hasn't been a good Predator movie since AvP so I couldn't help but be delighted that this actually understands what makes the series compelling. The movie has an initially slow but ultimately worthwhile build that makes the second half pretty exhilirating. And for what this lacks in unique style, Trachtenberg has a strong grasp on…

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  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ½

    This denies the victims of rape and sexual assault the catharsis of seeing abusers receive violent retribution onscreen while milking the whiff of it in its marketing and title (a frankly ghoulish reference to the rapist Brock Turner). 99% of the scenes in Promising Young Woman take place in rooms with obnoxiously bright lighting, with bored actors saying dialogue ripped from the headlines of old Huffington Post articles. The only violence in this movie takes place in a grueling single…

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ½

    This is BAD ya'll! Peddles its bullshit about the beauty of communing with the land and nature or some shit while sneaking in justtttt enough lip service about the gig economy and 2008 recession to elide criticism. This got even more uncomfortable when I learned Frances Mcdormand was primarily speaking with real people in this movie. This approach gives Nomadland this weird vibe of voyeurism; it's just fucking goofy to watch people tell real stories of heartbreak, tragedy, and death…