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  • Vox Lux

    Vox Lux

    ★★

    This actually chugs along sorta decently until Natalie Portman emerges.

  • Fat Girl

    Fat Girl

    ★★★★★

    Some of the best direction I’ve ever seen in any film.

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  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad

    ½

    People rating Suicide Squad any higher than one-and-a-half stars are merely pissed at the critical savagery (rightly) directed at it. Here's the thing though, joke's on them—because the film is corporatized drivel at its least compelling. This is the stuff Harmony Korine's (much more intriguing and culturally significant film) Spring Breakers aims to satirize. Thinking any more about this spotty sculpture of neon green diarrhea and the cultural genocide it represents would literally be a waste of my time. If you must subject yourself to it, understand you'll be slightly dumber for having done so.

  • Okja

    Okja

    ★★★½

    Okja may not be Joon-Ho Bong's best, but is still way more ambitious than most of the pap that passes for Americanized entertainment nowadays. Oddly enough, the (distinctly Korean) pacing of the film is much closer to that of Barking Dogs Never Bite than anything else in his oeuvre. Consequently, the continuation of his trademark synthesis between surrealistic absurdity and dialectical social critique solidifies his position as this generation's Buñuel.