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  • Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

    ★★★★

  • Deadly Promises

  • Blood Relatives

    ★★½

  • Jajouka, Something Good Comes to You

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  • Don't Worry Darling

    Don't Worry Darling

    ★★

    This isn’t a movie, this is a short story by a business major named Brendan who is mainly taking Creative Writing 201 because it’s the easiest way to satisfy his English requirement. Peer reviewers will declare Brendan’s work “promising,” praising his scene descriptions as “evocative” while gently encouraging him to try “fleshing out the characters a bit more” in his next draft.

    An argument will break out in workshop over what the airplane was meant to symbolize. Brendan will be visibly pleased by this.

  • Deadly Promises

    Deadly Promises

    deadly promises, deadly tips
    this is how a pact is made

    In which a Colorado pharma exec pours $75k into a would-be starmaking vehicle for his gangly teenage son, resulting in a reasonably entertaining, occasionally batshit Lifetime-alike. Is this the case of a doting father dutifully (and expensively) supporting his son's dreams of stardom? Or is it the other way around, a showbiz dad living out his own dreams vicariously through his minimally enthused offspring? Or is it genuinely a…

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  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Q: Is it possible to live a dignified and meaningful life under capitalism?

    A: Neigh.

  • Rope

    Rope

    ★★★★

    We only ever see the "S" on that huge blinking neon sign outside but I'm pretty sure the rest of it reads "-U-B-T-E-X-T."