joaquín

Senior film critic for The New York Times

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★½

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

    The absolute dread of Reid’s novel is replaced here with a general cloyingness and laughable pretension. This story could have worked so well on the screen but so much of it is needlessly taken up by verbiage introducing ideas neither having to do with the film nor present in it (as opposed to the haunting existential dialogue of the novel). It doesn’t really work as an adaptation and it’s a failure by itself. The dancing sequence and Buckley’s performance are the best things this has going for it

  • Catfish

    Catfish

    ★★

    I feel like I would do something like this

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    Ma

    ★★½

    wow she is literally me

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★½

    this mr krabs x spongebob au is fucked up