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  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    ★★★½

    What I think I like most about this is how it never seems to announce its own greatness. The first Tarantino to do this? Quite refreshing and shocking that it's operating in this manner, to be honest. Still need to figure out how I feel about the rejiggering of the last act and how its lack of imagination left me feeling a bit cheated. Also the complete lack of providing context for the flashback involving Pitt and his ex-wife is…

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    I guess I can excuse the bargain bin take on grief but I cannot forgive Aster’s overbearing formal slickness which does so little in the way of building tension and character psychology, instead the film’s tedious and predictable endgame is so nursed and terribly arrived at. All that elongated formalism, the cheap shocks – in the service of what exactly? Fradulence masquerading as confidence. Homeboy is 0-2 in my book.

  • Our Time

    Our Time

    A lot to process here as Reygadas is openly tackling the confinement of language, but to a greater and more interesting extent, his excavation of love and marriage— the folly, mystery, grandness and beauty of it — left more of an impression on me than the aforementioned bout with communication that the film takes on. A terrific opening act promises a film rich in scope, but what actually coalesces is something far more linear, conventional, and awkwardly personal; that Reygadas…

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    Every song in this movie is currently playing at your nearest Urban Outfitters.

  • Aladdin

    Aladdin

    Garbage but I hope your niece and nephew like it!

  • In Dog Years

    In Dog Years

    The logistics of loss.

  • Triple Frontier

    Triple Frontier

    Tries to convince us that its aesthetic is Metallica when it’s actually Counting Crows.

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★½

    I doubt I’ll see a more lifeless blockbuster the rest of the year.

  • Vox Lux

    Vox Lux

    Not even sure Brady Corbet knows why he dedicated this to Jonathan Demme.

  • Velvet Buzzsaw

    Velvet Buzzsaw

    Pretty neat how this movie was made in 2003 and just got released now.

  • Venom

    Venom

    Quickest two hours of my life.

  • Transit

    Transit

    Wish there was a “need to rewatch immediately” tab on here but for now, what I got is this: Den of Ghosts.