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  • Return of the Secaucus Seven

    Return of the Secaucus Seven

    ★★★½

    John Sayles writes so well that he makes baby boomers tolerable. Must be nice to have affordable college, well paying career track jobs, cheap housing, and enough income to sustain long lasting romantic relationships before 30, though! Secaucus Seven looks like faded photos of my mom, dad, and 1243252435 aunts and uncles partying in Vermont come to life. Weird to think of my older relatives having such complex inner lives full of tangled sexual drama. Blech!

  • Hail the New Puritan

    Hail the New Puritan

    ★★★★★

    The dance scenes in this movie still knock the wind outta me. But I definitely appreciate the docu-glimpse into a club scene lost to time, and all the characters building their own legends within, more now. Fashions, music, and moves all pop off the chart outta control in a BBC person-of-interest piece that aired in prime time (?!) way back before booze and cigs withered Mark E. Smith into a slurring human catcher's mitt. I guess if you wander into…

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★

    Took me half a week to finally log a review for this remake 'cause it's so exhausting. Luca G's Suspiria is kind of a mess that tries to do way too much without really hitting any mark over a bloated span of nearly three hours. I dug the oppressive cold restrained vibe and authentic feeling '70s aesthetic from the fashions to striking locations to the camerawork full of zooms and sustained takes. Most of the movie nails a sort of…

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Batman and Superman stop fighting because they both realize their moms are named Martha. That actually happens in this movie.