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  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice


    "Somebody's got to go somewhere, some when."

    A couple friends and I snuck into this in the theater after seeing something else, watched about 20 minutes, and if memory serves correct, just kinda cackled at how bonkers it was. Might have been the grenade part. Anyway, 13 years later, I'm pretty much in that same place ... but now it's ... cool? I honestly have no idea. Is it a bad good movie? A great bad movie? Just a solid…

  • The Souvenir

    The Souvenir


    Hogg's movie is a couple things at once: the story of a rich kid who is so seemingly bereft of experience and conflict in her own life that she needs to go to the docks in order to make her art; a drug and relationship movie, of attraction in spite of all available destructive evidence; the story and the experience required in the former coming in the form of latter. It's elliptical, scenes end on seemingly strange notes (the beginning…

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  • High Flying Bird

    High Flying Bird


    Throw me fully in the "do not get it" camp. I've been skeptical of late career Soderbergh's camera work for the last decade, the boring wide shots of offices, the blown out windows, and this looks even worse with the iPhone. I have no idea why people are losing their shit over how it looks, it looks as amateurish as one would expect from "shot on an iPhone". He makes good use of it in scenes like the first lunch…

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame


    Give Korg a movie.