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  • The New Guy

    The New Guy

    ★★½

    The more movies I watch from the early-2000s the more I understand the rise of inceldom today with all their boiling resentment of attractive people due to the main character's lack of respect for their "obvious" qualities. It seems like a chicken/egg dilemma to me; what came first: the neurotic virgin or the Hollywood cash-in?

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★½

    While it's very funny, this just isn't what I look for in a coming-of-age movie anymore. I think it's pretty uneven in spots, like Billie Lourd's character being a psychotic space creature (many people are heightened, but to the same degree as her where she's impossible and has no character at all) and the weak justifications scattered throughout.

    Oh, and I want to call out the very odd teacher/student relationship between Jessica Williams and one of the characters. Like... gross. Like... eww.

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  • The Babysitter

    The Babysitter

    ★★★

    WHY ISN'T NETFLIX DISTRIBUTING MORE STUFF LIKE THIS? (Side note: why do I only review Netflix movies?)

    "The Babysitter" is by no means a perfect horror-comedy, okay? The main character, Cole (Judah Lewis), can't really act; a few plot turns just don't make sense (seriously, more than an hour of this movie shouldn't have happened); the dialogue only works about half the time. But in a recent review of "Game Over, Man!" I made the point that Netflix needs to…

  • The Beach Bum

    The Beach Bum

    ★★★★

    I don't like when people say that experiential movies like this are too long because the length is usually part and parcel of the point, but, well, The Beach Bum is a little too long. Luckily, McConaughey is truly delightful, as are Isla Fisher, Snoop Dogg, Martin Lawrence, and Zac Efron. This is the best use of orange and blue tones I've seen in a long time; the backgrounds don't just pop, they made me wanna get up out of…