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  • The Card Counter

    ★★½

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★½

  • Cinderella

    ★★

  • Adventureland

    ★★★★½

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  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★½

    The opening title cards hint at a throwback to an era of movie I’m not near familiar enough with to comfortably reference, but that I still recognize the aesthetic of. Schrader is very clearly insistent on giving us a seventies-inspired drama/thriller that rests on the laurels of those inspirations rather than bringing anything fresh to the table as The Card Counter stumbles into amateur hour shortly after Scorsese’s name appears in the opening credits. There are, of course, moments of…

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★½

    Taserface and Razor Fist need to collab, but if Morris gets his own Disney+ series I’m out.

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  • Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

    Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

    ★★★★

    When you compromise and you fail, it really hurts. It hurts even more than failing at what you love.

    Jesus. Christ.

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★★★

    There will come a day when Tom Cruise not only doesn't make action blockbusters like this, but when he won't be able to and when that day comes we will miss it. Not necessarily just out of a sense of nostalgia, but because Cruise is the last of a dying breed; one of the only true movie stars left who, despite his image being tainted over the years, can demand the kind of budget and talent that it takes to…