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  • The Dead Don't Die

    The Dead Don't Die

    ★★★★

    Not goofy in the way the trailer makes it seem, but still handily the goofiest movie Jarmusch has ever made, with a few late-in-the-game turns that may delight or infuriate depending on how willing you are to go along with Jarmusch doing a pisstake this time around. I, for one, enjoyed the ride quite a bit, especially when Adam Driver is using the quiet competency he mastered in Paterson for ownage instead of poetry. And it ends with Tom Waits giving the final word on humanity, which is exactly the way it will turn out in a real-life apocalypse too.

  • Her Smell

    Her Smell

    ★★★★½

    All Hands On the Bad One

    A continuation of The Color Wheel’s structure of cringey setpieces unexpectedly giving way to melancholy, but Perry has grown enough as a filmmaker that he can now pull that off with characters who aren’t abominable to be around. Every character earns their spot in the film’s end, and the film concluding with an actual curtain call shows a generosity of spirit that Perry wasn’t in possession of even in his last Moss collaboration. Moss…

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  • Mattress Man Commercial

    Mattress Man Commercial

    ★★★★½

    For me, all of PSH's skills are conveyed in this. It's 53 seconds long, an almost precise recreation of a local mattress store commercial, and it only appeared on the 2-disc special edition of Punch-Drunk Love. In it, PSH plays his character in PDL, Dean Trumbell, the owner of a mattress store who also doubles as the leader of a phone sex ring. In this clip, he's recording a commercial on the top of the store's roof, wearing a too-small…

  • The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

    The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

    ★★★★½

    Man, if this miniseries accomplished anything, it should be getting Ryan Gosling that Oscar. I didn't even know it was him the whole time!