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  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    I am shattered.

  • The American

    The American

    ★★★★½

    Sure it's good, but I want even less stuff to happen. Make me watch Clooney build a gun for four hours, dammit. Longer takes. Less dialogue. More shots of the Italian countryside.

    Seriously, though, the film uses the trappings of a spy/hiest thriller "just one more job" cliche, but then strips the normal delevery of the story to just the barest of tensions. Despite the film's promotion selling us action set-pieces and sex, what we really get is a quiet…

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  • The House That Jack Built

    The House That Jack Built

    ½

    Lars, if you want to write essays, just write essays, but don't invent a film just to badly wax poetic about the ethics of art and violence within it. I gave up taking the movie seriously after during one voiceover monologue about the purpose of art, Von Trier showed clips of his previous films. The clips didn't enhance the story at all, but it did clarify the ham-fisted attempt the director was making to justify his own existence after being…

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★★

    The only Marvel film i've ever really enjoyed or would consider buying. Colorful, engaging, pokes fun at itself. Jeff Goldblum is a national comedic treasure.