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  • Uncut Gems
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • The Master
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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  • The Batman

    ★★★★★

  • Poltergeist

    ★★½

  • Hatching

    ★★★

  • The Northman

    ★★★★★

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  • Death on the Nile

    Death on the Nile

    ★★★

    Sure was a lot of death on that Nile.

    A much more entertaining affair than the somewhat stodgy Orient Express, but also much more of a mess. An origin story for a mustache, a subdued Russell Brand performance, absolutely insane French accents, a cursed cast containing cannibals and anti-vaxxers. I was never bored, though I sometimes couldn’t pinpoint when a laugh was intentional or not. 

    I have no idea what the industry does with Gal Godot outside of DC property because she is very bad at acting and here has none of that oddball Schwarzenegger charisma that carried her as Wonder Woman

  • Jackass Forever

    Jackass Forever

    ★★★★

    There’s nothing like seeing one of these for the first time. Saw it with one of my best friends and it was joyous. Incredibly comforting thought to know these assholes still have it, even approaching their 50s. Also it’s been very fun to see the critics circle embracing these movies as a balm in hard times, which it most certainly is. A hangout film built on pure chaos.

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  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    The Passion of Joan of Arc

    ★★★★★

    The magnitude of The Passion of Joan of Arc‘s (1928) importance is hard to put in words. This is when films stopped looking like stage plays and started looking like art. It is so unlike the typical credence of a film from the 20’s. There is no bombast or brightness here. This is a film that relies on immaculate shot composition to paint a fragmented picture of an historical event that has never been duplicated quite like it since. There…

  • Michael Clayton

    Michael Clayton

    ★★★★½

    This fucking ruled. Plays like a '70s conspiracy thriller with modern eco-politics at the center. This is maybe the angriest I've ever seen George Clooney. He is just simmering with fury here, and he never reveals his hand too early whether that anger is righteous or selfish.

    Starting to wonder if Tony Gilroy was the secret sauce for Nightcrawler, because Dan Gilroy hasn't even approached that film without him since.