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  • Mid90s

    Mid90s

    ★★★

    There's something to this, though I'm not sure what.

    The '90s nostalgia ISN'T overdone, surprisingly enough, and the bond and friendship between the main skater kids feels authentic and fully realized in ways the rest of the film doesn't necessarily achieve.

    It's mostly a good thing that I wanted more of this (barely) feature length film. While I caught myself longing for something closer to a resolution on a few threads this dangles, I think back to similar conflicts in…

  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake

    ★★★★½

    This is so weird and idiosyncratic that it has future cult classic written all over it. As confounding, shaggy, and yet lovable as the Big Lebowski, if you can get on its wavelength. It worked like gangbusters for me, though admittedly a big part of the appeal may have to to do with the fact that I am also a white male who came of age in the '80s and '90s. Like Lebowski was everything good and bad about Los…

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  • Glass

    Glass

    ★★★★

    I didn't know what I wanted from this film, but I got it.

  • How to Be a Latin Lover

    How to Be a Latin Lover

    ★★★

    Really formulaic, but the lead is good and the family stuff works and carries it. Surprisingly the more established comedic actors (almost all named Rob) are the weakest link here, with Rob Lowe mostly coasting but with Rob Wriggle and Rob Huebel completely striking out. The fact that this remains as watchable as it is is a testment to Eugenio Derbez as a star and the chemistry he has with Salma Hayek as his sister. Let's hope his next project is stronger but you could do worse than to stumble across this.