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  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    ★★

    Lmao that was the most misjudged climax since JoJo Rabbit.

    Armando Iannucci should have made this, why the fuck did they give it the an egocentrist like Sorkin?

    Nothing else in that felt worth revisiting. Timely as it might be the events were a fucking farce and abuse of power and should be treated as such, not with this chest thumping America the great nonsense.

    Sorkin doesn't have any grasp of tone or even basic visual language techniques the whole…

  • Possessor

    Possessor

    ★★★★

    Brandon's next one has really gotta see him prove himself for me.

    I really liked this one in the moment but I have a feeling my goodwill toward it is going to wain somewhat if his next one turns out to be more of the same; i.e very well directed original genre fare with IDEAS on its filmmakers mind but not quite enough on the page to make them coalesce into something more.

    Truth is, Cronenberg Sr at his best…

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  • 10 Things I Hate About You

    10 Things I Hate About You

    ★★★★

    Do you know what I hate?
    I hate how much I enjoy this movie unconditionally despite all of its shortcomings and plodding sequences. It's not a perfect movie, or even a perfect high school movie, but god damn it's got charm and humor and heart enough to win you over again and again. I love it.

  • Jumanji

    Jumanji

    ★★★★

    Jumanji could possibly be read as a post-modern reinvention of the Peter Pan story. All the pieces are there. A boy not ready to grow up and accept adult responsibility escapes to a mythical world without rules or boundaries, and upon returning to the world in the form of a man he must take action against Van Pelt, a man-hunter from the jungles of Jumanji who has been following him; a manifested representation of the bully father figure that he…