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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★

    Kayla is such a rich, fully realized person while all the boys around her just feel like cartoon characters, from the pretty boy who acts like Butt-head to Jimbo “My Shirt’s Chafing Me” Jones and finally a Rick Sanchez-impersonating Milhouse Van Houten. I’m not saying that as a criticism. Looking back on middle school, that’s pretty damn accurate.

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

    Last week a mother came into the library looking to check out all the Spider-Gwen comics we had for her young daughter. 

    I totally get it, kid. Although that Noir version is more up this old man’s alley.

    This is not only the most inventive American animated film since WALL*E, it’s the first superhero movie to excite me about the genre and its source material instead of utterly exhaust me since, I don’t know, Spider-man 2?

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  • Paterson

    Paterson

    ★★★★½

    This is the America I believe in.

    Farmers' market cupcakes,
    A bar without a television,
    Method Man doing his laundry,
    Going to the mall on a Saturday to watch Island of Lost Souls,
    And a middle class blue collar life.

    The Limits of Control is about anger.
    Only Lovers Left Alive is about apathy.
    Paterson is about passion.

  • Goodbye to Language

    Goodbye to Language

    ★★★★½

    Cat videos are for hacks. Dog videos are for auteurs.