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  • Three Kings
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  • Armageddon Time

    ★★★½

  • Stutz

  • Youth

    ★★★

  • I Think I Love My Wife

    ★★★

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  • Armageddon Time

    Armageddon Time

    ★★★½

    no doubt a good movie, with some interesting ruminations about the pressures of childhood from all angles, with committed attempts to demystify some of those weirder, uncomfortable moments, or at least try to understand and process all the angst, guilt, privilege, and forceful assimilation associated with this very specific childhood.  feels personal but universal, and manages to feel nostalgic yet searing because of the lack of rose tinted glasses in a lot of these scenes.  

    even then, the overall…

  • Stutz

    Stutz

    happy thanksgiving

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  • The King of Staten Island

    The King of Staten Island

    ★★★½

    judd apatow you do NOT need to make a HUNDRED AND THIRTY SIX MINUTE FILM ABOUT PETE DAVIDSON.  MAKE SHORTER FILMS ABOUT COOLER PEOPLE!!!! thanks


    9 month later update: heck, judd apatow may have just reeled me in with his unique brand of nonsense and immensely watchable actors once again.  I enjoyed it alright!!! my original point absolutely still stands though.

  • In the Soup

    In the Soup

    ★★★★

    If A Pretentious Film Bro Made a Film About The Life Of A Pretentious Film Bro, But Made It Good And Not Pretentious.  

    this honestly deserves more love, and i’m just glad this was restored for streaming services or what not, because it’s a true hidden gem of US independent cinema in the 90’s with shining performances from seymour cassel (RIP) and EARLY buscemi, who’s just a heck of a man in this. engrossing story about the struggles of…