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  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    Holy cow. An absolute treat. Like Superbad with a dash of Dazed & Confused. Razor-sharp writing, star-making performances, a distinct directing voice, and if I see a funnier film this year, it’ll have been a damn good year. Still laughing at the car radio joke.

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    There’s probably a dimension where this doesn’t get better with every rewatch, but I don’t live in it.

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  • My Cousin Rachel

    My Cousin Rachel

    ★★★

    I ain't saying she's a gold digger
    But she ain't messing with no broke 18th-century aristocrat

  • T2 Trainspotting

    T2 Trainspotting

    ★★★½

    The original Trainspotting was an exercise in youthful vibrancy. A sequel set twenty years later loses some of that vibrancy by necessity. This is a Danny Boyle film so obviously it's stylish as fuck, and it is consistently funny (with the original film's sense of crude anarchic realism – it features maybe the most darkly funny suicide attempt ever filmed) but this is fundamentally a sad film, and in essence a two-hour epilogue to the first film. Modern middle-aged male melancholy. It's kind of heartbreaking.