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  • Her Smell

    Her Smell

    ★★★★★

    “Moss’ troubled rocker (born Rebecca Adamczyk) doesn’t just adopt the stage name of Becky Something — she lives it. She’s been trapped inside that larger-than-life persona so long that she doesn’t know how to truly communicate with her fellow adults. Except, of course, via a constant stream of flowery quasi-Shakespearean poetics, wild theatrics, and random bursts into song.

    Meanwhile, Becky’s life has turned into a complete mess. She has a young daughter with radio DJ Danny (Dan Stevens) but has…

  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake

    ★★★★

    "Under the Silver Lake openly laughs in the face of all who believe in conspiracy theories, even while it’s depicting Sam’s paranoid journey. When Sam regales an aspiring actress friend (Riki Lindhome) about the wealthy inserting subliminal messages in media, the friend looks understandably concerned. So does Sam, when he hears a local cartoonist (Patrick Fischler, playing an even more jaded version of his character from Mulholland Dr.) obsess over mythical serial killers. The man suggests a map on the…

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  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★

    “I hurt people too.”
    “You’re going to have to learn to live with that.”

    ”This was, without a doubt, the most perfect night I’ve had in a long time. And I don’t deserve it.”

    Terrence Malick’s X-Men, in which our hero literally squares off against himself, coming to terms with the damage he’s done - and the damage done to him. Mangold takes the pain and fear behind the brooding and quips and makes it text, to the point where the constant blasts of violence actually mean something. Gritty, flashy, big and beautiful without ever losing its humanity or its heartbeat. I’m so glad this exists.

  • The Cable Guy

    The Cable Guy

    ★★★★

    “Take care of him, Robin. He’s good people.”

    Ever think about how Jim Carrey is literally Comedy-Christ made manifest on Earth and we all just take him for granted nearly every single day?

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  • Flight of the Conchords: Live in London

    Flight of the Conchords: Live in London

    ★★★★★

    🎶 They used to be slayin’ and slayin’ and slayin’, and now they’re gayin’ and gayin’ and gayin’

    All my love and respect to queer icons Stana and Anats.

  • Magnolia

    Magnolia

    ★★★★★

    "...save me / from the ranks / of the freaks / who suspect / they could never love anyone..."

    Breaking points. Connections, missed and otherwise. The loves and fears and doubts and regrets that haunt us. Nothing ever just happens, but things always happen. That's life.