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  • Nights of Cabiria

    Nights of Cabiria

    ★★★★

    Cabiria was ready to FIGHT and I love that for her

  • Men in Black: International

    Men in Black: International

    ★½

    WE HAVE TO STOP DOING REBECCA FERGUSON SO DIRTY!!!

    I’m not kidding when I say the most interesting part of this movie is the infrastructure. I want a Men in Black movie from the perspective of an MIB office manager. 

    Chris Hemsworth cute. Tessa Thompson a literal queen. 

    Weirdly tries to be a little woke without actually saying anything. Some of the worst ADR and reverse-shot coverage I’ve seen in a major studio release in a while.

  • Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    Emily Watson GOAT

  • The Brood

    The Brood

    Hot take: those lil guys just wanted to have fun and they killed all the boring people in the movie. They are the heroes.

  • Dark Phoenix

    Dark Phoenix

    ★★

    There’s a reason why X-Men comics spend just as much time at sock hops and football games as they do in battle for the universe — at the end of the day, these are stories about our desire for family, to fit in, and how the differentness in all of us might just be what unites us. 

    DARK PHEONIX seems to understand this, but doesn’t want to do any of the work for the reward. A couple of fun set…

  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★★½

    Taron with a receding hairline is gay rights. Bryce Dallas Howard’s old age makeup is straight rights. 

    Thrilling set pieces for the musical numbers but the connective tissue is a little tough. Taron is a star. 

    I would happy to be the SAG member that got to blow Richard Madden.

  • Funny Games

    Funny Games

    ★★★★½

    Worth enduring the torture for the trenendous performance from Susanne Lothar. 

    Interesting to rewatch after seeing its influence on US: the living room scenes line up almost identically, Georg and Zora’s escape to the neighbors, a home invasion by an unknown yet eerily familiar pack. I love knowing this was on Lupita’s watch list in preparing for Adelaide.

  • The Dead Don't Die

    The Dead Don't Die

    ★½

    Things I disliked: the pace, the editing, the lighting, the lazy point of view, the lazier humor, the laziest satire, that I *know* someone will tell me I just didn’t *get* it, that every scene feels like a cold open to something more exciting (except for the actual cold opening), that this movie seems so proud of how fun it is. 

    Things I liked: how Adam Driver says “ghouls.”

    Put Adam, Caleb, Chloë and Tilda in a better movie than this, please.

  • Viva

    Viva

    ★★★½

    I love director/writer/actress/editor/costumer/set designer/composer Anna Biller!

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

    The woman on the bus who casually says she avoided the bombing of Nagasaki and would be really annoyed if Godzilla came to Tokyo... I salute you ma'am!

  • Side Effects

    Side Effects

    ★★★★

    Who called it SIDE EFFECTS and not GONE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

  • Possession

    Possession

    who will be the first person to set the subway scene to that nicki minaj song