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You Hurt My Feelings 2023
Gotta say it's kinda upsetting aging in to Holofcener's target demographic.
Mutant: Ghost War Girl 2022
I don’t recognize anyone involved in the production of Mutant Ghost Wargirl, but the title alone, along with the brief clip of one of the film’s fights that @TimesSqKungFu posted, convinced me to give it a chance. I even went ahead and finally subscribed to the Hi-Yah! streaming service in order to watch it, something I’ve avoided for years largely because, unlike Mutant Ghost Wargirl, “Hi-Yah!” is an extremely stupid title. I’m not sorry I did, because Mutant Ghost Wargirl delivers exactly what its title promises.
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That moment when DeNiro realizes he has to go after Waingro. He's not a romantic hero, he's a small-minded man of violence driven not by ideals or esoteric codes but by the basest of human urges.
That moment when Pacino practically dances down the hospital stairs, gleefully fleeing his family for the sake of the chase, freed from the pretense of normalcy, from the obligation to care about anyone else.
The tragedy and joy of learning that you cannot escape…
Nightmare Alley 2021
There's a vibe here, but it's weirdly lifeless. Too much prestige, not enough noir, I think.