schwanensee

Pre-Code girl in a PCA world.

(please don't yell at me for my basic/incomplete/pretentious habits.)

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  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★

    Sort of silly (hate it when my optics-expert ex stalks me invisibly, due to his optics expertise), but well done and tense and all.

  • Flatliners

    Flatliners

    ½

    Did the screenwriter suffer a traumatic brain injury or something

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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★★

    Seeing this movie for the first time when I've already got Stage IV Epstein Brain is quite the fucking experience, let me tell you that. I knew going into it that the orgy scene would just be sex nerd stuff, and about as shocking as the orgy scene in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia; but WHEW, the rest.

    On a recent-ish episode of Chapo Trap House, they said that this film is best understood as a bone-dry comedy, and I'd…

  • Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    ★★★★½

    Great, grim, gripping stuff. The way it presents how the catastrophe happened, and how it explains the nitty-gritty nuclear physics stuff, is really detailed, historically accurate--and, who'd have thunk it, actually interesting. Jared Harris is terrific, as usual, as Valery Legasov, one of the chief scientific investigators on the Soviet commission convened to manage the disaster; and so is is Stellan Skarsgård, as Boris Shcherbina, deputy chairman of the Council of Ministers and placed in charge of crisis management.

    A…