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  • The Copper Tower

    The Copper Tower

    ★★★½

    Begins as a goofy buddy-comedy and descends into abject bleakness. 90% of the exteriors seem as if one minutely wrong step will kill the actors. I didn't expect to consider this one "exhilerating" but at times it seems apt.

  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake

    ★★★½

    A lazy toxic asshole who batters children and despises the homeless desperately attempts to ascribe epochal meaning to his nostalgic obsessions after a girl paid attention to him without it ending in sex... or: 4chan The Movie. This feels like a scathing indictment whose messiness muddies the point. It doesn't all work but it's much more engaging than I expected.

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  • Dot and the Kangaroo

    Dot and the Kangaroo

    ★★★½

    This may be the darkest children's film I've ever seen and I'm certain it has been broached in many therapy sessions.

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★

    Second viewing proved it is the best "Dad movie" in a decade because Dad agreed.