Christopher Mello

Christopher Mello

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Small potatoes critic. The red ones are pretty good and very fibrous!

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  • Cabaret

    Cabaret

    ★★★★

    Remarking upon an old movie’s relevance in a “now more than ever” manner is so lame and yet for at least the last five years it has become increasingly rare to be in a public space and not hear neo-nazi dog whistles and talking points as if they are normal things for people to say. That’s really all I could think about watching this. It’s only going to get worse

  • Election

    Election

    ★★★★½

    Calm down, Simon, you’re scaring the monkeys

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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★★

    a strong counterpoint to the idea that Zack Snyder doesn’t care about people. Sure it’s uneven and not everything works but the hunt for the aesthetic perfection is what has ground other superhero movies into paste (even if I don’t totally hate that paste) and the arrival of something with this much personality in the genre should be celebrated. Yeah, it’s a dipshit opera but it’s compelling, moving and frequently beautiful. I was struck that Snyder is the only filmmaker…

  • Shiva Baby

    Shiva Baby

    ★★½

    Browsing this site it seems like this is generally garnering either effusive praise or “fuck you for liking this you idiots” responses. Not sure I get either, but I’m glad we are all having fun online.

    Anyway probably would have liked this a lot more 6 years ago when I thought it was amazing that a movie could make me so uncomfortable but literally everything makes me uncomfortable so it’s hard to be astonished at how exasperated these situations make…