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  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★★

    All the enthusiasm people had for Ladybird should be transfered to this film.

  • The Beach Bum

    The Beach Bum

    ★★★½

    Mcconaughey looks like he’s having a blast playing some bizarro version of the dude/Harmony Korine. Two of the best laughs i’ve had in a while make it a worthwhile watch. If this came out closer to the release of Spring Breakers it would feel more of a frivolous B side project. A six year gap leaves enough room to develop an appetite for Korine’s usual bag of tricks.

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★½

    I really liked Gone Girl but since Girl with the Dragon Tattoo it feels like Fincher has lost a certain amount of ambition in his choice in films. Nick Pinkerton in his amazing article for Film Comment "Gone Finching" applies a qoute from Manny Farber's "Hard-Sell Cinema" to Fincher, clearly defines the place Fincher holds in modern cinema and why his status as a premier auteur is always in question.

    “The figure who is engineering this middle-class blitz has the…

  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War

    ★★★★★

    Top to bottom another massive achievement from Burns and Novick. Goes without saying it should be required viewing in schools. It's an education that could cure the abundance of stupidity we have on the war on terror, and change our collective view of America itself.