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  • Mid90s

    Mid90s

    ★★★½

    Speaking as a former Stevie, it’s so great when people like Ray start looking out for you.

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    ★★★★

    The series and the film (films? special extended episode finales?) are completely insane. It’s a really good rendering of what it’s like to battle with yourself, confront the parts of yourself you’re most ashamed of, question your thoughts, feelings and reality and ruminate endlessly in a crazy loop. The series is hugely ambitious and isn’t really comparable to any other anime (or any work of cinema for that matter) I’ve ever seen. The best comparison might be Spirited Away, but…

  • Speed

    Speed

    ★★★★

    Wooooooooooh

  • Someone Great

    Someone Great

    ★★★½

    I know this movie is really in your face about how in touch with millennial culture it is, and Gina Rodriguez’s performances can be a little OTT some times. But this film absolutely perfectly captures that horrible feeling of going through a break up with someone you’re still completely in love.

  • Morning Glory

    Morning Glory

    ★★★★½

    This movie fucking RULES!

  • Beetlejuice

    Beetlejuice

    ★★½

    Not my cup of tea

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ★★½

    WHERE THE FUCK WERE ALL THE OTHER AVENGERS?

  • Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly

    Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly

    ★½

    Like his music, there's some interesting stuff going on here, but the execution is unfocused.

    I have to give the filmmakers credits for taking a risk with their approach to storytelling - it just didn't pay off in my opinion. Rather than building a linear and directive narrative framework to hold the viewer's hand through the experience, they tell Travis' story in short episodic vignettes. Each is a little montage on a different topic: his childhood, the birth of his…

  • Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

    Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

    ★★★½

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

    I wish all the lore about the rings and the riddles related to them was set up a little more elegantly throughout the film instead of being mostly thrown in during the third act chase.

    Additionally, like many anime films, this one falls victim to the trope of having characters didactically explain plot points, to make sure no audience member is left behind. Although I love this genre, it's a major pitfall that I've seen in basically every good piece…

  • The Karate Kid

    The Karate Kid

    ★★★

    Fighting is never the answer, except it definitely is.

  • Captain America: The First Avenger

    Captain America: The First Avenger

    ★★★½

    Crazy how back in 2011, Disney was already beta-testing Deepfakes in their movies to make Chris Evans look skinny before he becomes Captain America.

  • Bridget Jones's Diary

    Bridget Jones's Diary

    ★★

    Watch this movie and tell me again with a straight face that millennials are the most self-important generation.