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  • John Wick

    John Wick

    ★★★★

    Baba yaga

  • Bumblebee

    Bumblebee

    ★★★½

    Adorable as hell. ET but Herbie. Every scene between Charlie and her car is charming and sweet and funny. The fighting robot stuff is all harmless cartoonery, it’s better than Bay’s mayhem but so is the shit I had this morning.

  • The Bay

    The Bay

    ★★★

    “The Host” but infinitely grosser. I tend to dislike found footage films though every time I watch one I comment “this was a good use of the medium” so maybe I’m full of shit.

  • In a Lonely Place

    In a Lonely Place

    ★★★½

    DICK STEELE

  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★★

    So we’re still doing AuTiSm Is ThE nExT sTeP iN hUmAn EvOlUtIoN in 2019, apparently

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

    Watched 2049 maybe 4 times and have come to love it so much that (mumbles extremely quietly)

  • Like Me

    Like Me

    ★★★

    My kind of nonsense. Experimental feature-length excuse to try a whole mess of crazy techniques, a no-budget brightly lit nightmare with no emotional effect beyond the easy highs of its colorful textures and evocative music. I enjoyed it in balance, but my tolerance for art school shenanigans is higher than most.

  • Happy Death Day 2U

    Happy Death Day 2U

    ★★★

    Altho its highs are maybe even more delightful than anything in the first, HDD2U is a mess. Its comedic beats are frequently very funny and all of its science shenanigans are joyous - I like that it’s more or less fully ditched horror trappings for screwball nonsense. But it also doesn’t have the tight wicked storytelling chops of the first. There are too many loose threads here to knit anything cohesive - it’s especially disappointing after its impressive first 20…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    You’ll see me two more times if you do bad

  • St. Agatha

    St. Agatha

    Well this is crap. Theoretically I love mean nun movies but the genre isn’t working out lately. The quirky and entertaining score aside, nothing about this is competent. Writing is shit. Visuals and edit are startlingly misjudged. Recording and mix are clipped flatlines. Performances are histrionic and embarrassing. Why.

  • Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands

    Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands

    ★★★½

    These films are interconnected but still more or less standalone - strange then how much this feels like the middle film of a serial trilogy. Plots develop and buckle and redirect and dramatic momentum falters and sneezes and restarts in unexpected ways. The Pusher films thrive on simulated chaos; Refn’s ruthlessly realist rigor gleefully denies us anything conventionally cathartic - nothing goes how we want or expect it, but he somehow hits significant emotional highs via these squirrelly narrative paths.…

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    4Ks floating around the web are stunning