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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Streets of Fire

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★

  • Poltergeist

    ★★½

  • So I Married an Axe Murderer

    ★½

  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    ★★

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★

    5.5 I get what critics would appreciate about the underlining Hollywood commentary of the piece (using Cruise’s Maverick as an allegory for his career and place in the industry), but if you’re expecting the next Mad Max to some degree like I was, based on its critical acclaim, I’d go for the easy joke and say “Cool your jets.” It’s a step up, but not a game-changer. It does function well as an epilogue to the career of The Last…

  • Poltergeist

    Poltergeist

    ★★½

    4.5 Too much of the family horror (and I say family because it’s not scary enough to be a proper adult horror movie) isn’t actually scary, and it often doesn’t seem like it’s trying to be. The movie treats a lot of the paranormal phenomena as whimsical instead of frightening. It’s a very plain “spooky” kind of horror if you find the basic concept of ghosts scary. The only times it gets legitimately unsettling are in its opening credits, the…

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  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★½

    Spike Lee seems tired.

    His latest joint BlacKkKlansman is a tone-deaf story told poorly (or more specifically, weakly). Where is the anger from Do the Right Thing? That film is incredible, and its point of view is clear. I can't say for sure what exactly Lee is trying to say with this one. I could guess (the KKK is bad, and look how relevant this is now?), but there are some things in this movie that contradict that message, and…

  • Bad Times at the El Royale

    Bad Times at the El Royale

    ★★★★½

    This movie is simply awesome. It was one of my favorite movie experiences in recent memory. I’ll have to rewatch sometime to see if it all holds up, because I’m sure there are some iffy parts, but ultimately I don’t care too much about those. The movie works on the whole, and I liked almost everything.

    P.S. This is what I wanted out of The Hateful Eight. Unlike how this was for me, that movie felt a little too indulgent…