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  • Skin

    Skin

    ★★½

    Jamie Bell is so damn good, but this preaches a sympathy for literal Nazis that feels incredibly naive. There’s a compelling film to be made about a Black man who’s dedicated his life to helping members of groups like these get out of that life, but to tell the story from the perspective of one of those members made this nearly emotionless to watch. I can’t root for the protagonist to get back with his girl when he’s a danger…

  • The Dead Don't Die

    The Dead Don't Die

    ★★★

    Such a fun concept that never really becomes tangible. The situations are hilarious, but there aren’t that many actual jokes. It starts out pretty great, but the same bits get stretched thin, rather than expanded. A moment in which the characters explicitly say that something was unexpected made me realize just how actually predictable this film was. Restraint in comedy can be essential, but having such a great cast of actors doing practically nothing felt like a waste. At least Tilda got to live her best life.

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  • Twin Peaks

    Twin Peaks

    ★★½

    me, running as fast as i can: "i appreciate your style, i just don't get it! please, leave me alone!"
    david lynch, galloping after me and playing a trumpet: "negativity is the enemy of creativity"

  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★½

    me, after california dreamin' plays for the 400th time: "PLAY IT AGAIN WONG"

    Rating: 86/100