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  • Hustlers

    Hustlers

    ★★★★

    So much fun it should be illegal.

    This is one of those movies you don’t think you need until you see it, and then you wonder where it was the whole time. Stellar performances from all the ladies involved, especially JLO who hasn’t blown me away like this since Out of Sight, as well as incredibly natural yet energetic direction from Lorena Scafaria. 

    SEE THIS AS SOON AS YOU CAN!

  • Clue

    Clue

    ★★

    Did not hold up in the slightest. Guess I smoked crack when I was 10.

  • Bill Burr: Paper Tiger

    Bill Burr: Paper Tiger

    I guess stand up comedy sucks now.

  • The Goldfinch

    The Goldfinch

    ★★½

    I’m so torn on this because there is so much to love from Roger Deakins’ amazing cinematography to the intoxicating score, but there were so many choices where I was so confused at the motivation behind them, as well as the sparse peacemeal nature of the story. 

    When the scenes are good, they’re pretty great, but most of that greatness is in theory and not practice. The choice to not just start the film with the bombing made it so…

  • Lucy in the Sky

    Lucy in the Sky

    ★★★★

    Had a feeling this would get slammed lmao

  • The Death & Life of John F. Donovan

    The Death & Life of John F. Donovan

    Xavier Dolan is so strange because on the one hand it seems like he continues to tackle the same themes with every single one of his new films, and yet, they’re all so emotionally involving that I can’t help but enjoy them. 


    This one is so ambitious in so many ways, from the subject material to the structure to the performances, but this cut feels so hacked within an inch of its life that it becomes difficult to judge the…

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★★

    Just as hilarious as it is heartfelt, without being overly sentimental. 

    Every single cast member feels absolutely perfect for their characters, especially Roman Griffin Davis and Thomasin Mackenzie, who need to be in everything. Rarely does satire ever feel this fresh and satisfying anymore, but Taika Waititi’s voice is so unique and hilarious that this couldn’t have been made by anyone but him. 

    This feels like the closest thing we’re going to get to a Mel Brooks film in today’s…

  • Mary Queen of Scots

    Mary Queen of Scots

    When Saoirse says “our swords are not just for show” I got the most intense flashback to AFI Fest last year since that line was a part of the little clip show they’d play before each movie.

  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    ★★★★½

    Easily Heller’s strongest work, and one of Hanks’ best performances in a long time, to the point where it would be insane if he didn’t win the Oscar for it.

    I’m worried people aren’t going to be as receptive to this since they’re probably expecting a straight forward Mister Rogers biopic more than anything, but the film mostly uses him in a really interesting and unique way I’d rather not spoil. All you need to know is that the performances are all amazing, and it carries an incredible sensitivity and kindness not just in its message, but in its filmmaking as well.

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★★★★

    After watching this all I’ve been listening to is Blue Sway by Paul McCartney.

  • Kicking and Screaming

    Kicking and Screaming

    ★★★½

    I’d rather be bowhunting.

  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two

    This film was longer than Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Under the Silver Lake, Midsommar AND Dragged Across Concrete. Just let that sink in. 


    One of the most confused, boring, ridiculous and unappealing films I’ve seen in a long time. For a movie that insists on being almost three hours, it has no grasp on what is is or what it wants to be, causing any potential it might have had to fizzle out into the clunky and headache…