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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★½

    Weird that Aster perfectly replicated here how I lost my virginity.

    Aster's very talented, the cast is terrific, and the shroom trips are among the best I've seen on screen. That said, this didn't add up to much for me. Maybe because so much happens off screen. Or maybe because it's like half an hour longer than it probably needs to be. I'd still line up to see Aster's third, though.

  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    Spider-Man: Far from Home

    ★★★

    It's disappointing to me that these new Spider-Man movies have such phenomenal casting, but they're fairly content to just make amusing, entertaining, but ultimately forgettable matinee fare.

    I realize Watts isn't Raimi (or Lord/Miller), but there's no excuse to not have *one* classic Spidey action sequence in two movies, to not have *one* rich emotional moment in two movies. Maybe these movies are too reliant on the jokes and undercut the stakes/emotions/threats at every turn. Or maybe Spider-Man 2 and Into the Spider-Verse have spoiled me. Either way.

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  • Passengers

    Passengers

    ½

    In this theater, no one could hear me scream.

  • Sucker Punch

    Sucker Punch

    ½

    In case you were wondering, this is still one the ugliest, most brainless, most unpleasant, and most fucking terrible movies made in your lifetime.