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  • Spice World

    Spice World

    ★★★★

    79

    Can't believe Richard E. Grant didn't win an Oscar for this.

    GIRL POWER.

  • Cecil B. Demented

    Cecil B. Demented

    ★★★★

    74

    John Waters' brand of suburban negligence and decay is particularly resonant within the slant of studio and outlaw cinema, albeit with restrictions of race and huckster 'old man's values' scattered amongst his critique. Still, it's a nonstop joy and very much precedent.

  • Beverly Hills Cop II

    Beverly Hills Cop II

    ★★★

    57

    Not credited: mounds upon mounds of cocaine.

  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★

    74

    Torn between the tactility of life and the imperceptible facets of death. Recreates a mad scientist narrative for the purpose of our own fallacies of violence, abuse, and selfish pleasure. Nothing is as it seems, except the end.

  • Escape from New York

    Escape from New York

    ★★★★½

    89

    4K Restoration

    Hardly has a pulse. Exists between fire and rain, light and dark, howls and stark silence. Runs on its own synth drip. Not even really an action movie, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    ★★★★★

    100

    Just bathe me in it. The wood. The oblivion of tree limbs and echoing screams and endless nightmares. Bing Crosby crooning away the final desperate moments of Crane's existence. The outstretched wail of the full moon beckons the light of evil, cackling and smiling along the path. All that's left was his hat.

  • Dick Tracy

    Dick Tracy

    ★★★★★

    97

    "You're one in a million."

  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

    Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

    ★★★★½

    83

    Stands tall as a remarkable cultural object and a peerless evocation of a one-of-a-kind talent. Beyoncé shifted the paradigm for festival shows in a way that was previously held by Kanye at the Hollywood Bowl, and the experience behind the creation and flawless execution of said event is wonderfully balanced. Shout-out to the man near the end who basically shits himself all while wearing a "I got hot sauce in my bag" shirt.

  • Empire Records

    Empire Records

    ★★★½

    65

    A fantasy in which the small-town record shop kills the music-store chain.

  • La Ciénaga

    La Ciénaga

    ★★★★½

    83

    ASMR cinema.

  • Kindergarten Cop

    Kindergarten Cop

    ★★★½

    70

    A rare action-comedy that is more comedy than action. Most of this is just Arnold Schwarzenegger hanging out with small children and it's adorable. What a concept.

  • Guava Island

    Guava Island

    ★★½

    46

    A struggle even at 55 minutes. Rihanna sorely underused. Not even really interested in Glover's brand of social commentary if it doesn't have much of anything to do with an upcoming project.