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  • What We Do Is Secret

    What We Do Is Secret

    ★★

    This has one of the best performances I’ve ever seen in a biopic - Shane West is an absolute typhoon as Darby Crash, capable of swinging between punk swagger and heartbroken vulnerability at a moment’s notice - but the rest of the film unfortunately doesn’t measure up to the same par, coming off as a Walk Hard-level collage of rock biopic cliches strung together with the cinematic flair of an SNL sketch and interspersed with moments of accidental hilarity (one…

  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake

    Reserving my thoughts on this for now. There’s no way this should be as long as it currently is, and I’m not sure I buy DRM’s interpretations of pop cultural hegemony and the male gaze (or his interpretations of Pynchon, for that matter - pro tip: if you’re going to make a modern reworking of The Crying of Lot 49, maybe giving your grand conspiracy an actual concrete solution might be a bad idea); on the other hand, this hits…

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