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  • Together Together

    ★★½

  • The Matrix Reloaded

    ★★

  • The Matrix

    ★★★★½

  • Passing

    ★★★

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  • Together Together

    Together Together

    ★★½

    Watching Ed Helms is super disconcerting in this. This has all the stylistic hallmarks of one of those bittersweet, quirky indie flicks - think Paddleton, or Other People - except it's led by a guy with the energy and facial tics of a late-2000s sitcom actor. Helms it totally miscalibrated to the tone of the rest of the movie; I kept being reminded of the recent The Power of the Dog, another movie where there seemed to be this great…

  • The Matrix Reloaded

    The Matrix Reloaded

    ★★

    The last couple of years of Star Wars discourse have been exhausting, but there’s been one interesting side effect; an overall reevaluation of the prequels. Now, I’ve always been of the opinion that the prequels, while fundamentally flawed, were much more interesting than many of their blockbuster contemporaries; mainly, they failed for specific artistic reasons, rather than boring old studio fuckery. They were products of a creative doing exactly what he wanted to do, for better or worse, rather than…

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  • Luce

    Luce

    ★★

    "I understand context."

    Okay, so listen. Reviews for this thing have been golden. It has a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes at time of writing, which does seem to reflect what most audiences are feeling about it right now. It's getting praise left and right. Kelvin Harrison Jr, so good in It Comes at Night, seems primed to break out via this movie. It's packed to the gills with stars. It's a psychological thriller that directly attacks social ills, which…

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★½

    "Jujutsu? I’m going to learn…jujitsu?" "Trust me, your dog will thank you later.”



    The thing about The Matrix that everyone forgets is just how good a movie it is. Which might be weird to say about one of the most iconic sci-fi movies ever made, but it's easy to forget just how damn functional this movie is. It's the same with any classic, like Star Wars or Casablanca; everyone remembers the famous bits, the iconic imagery, all the cool fights,…