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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★½

    MAKE HOLLYWOOD GREAT AGAIN

    I am honestly a little offended that this movie is getting so many awards. Never mind the racial politics, we'll get to that later, the film itself is just downright boring. What wit, charm, and potential the film might have is flaunted quite nicely in the first 15 minutes and the last 15 minutes, but is quickly drowned out by the tepid romance and asinine choreography. What we are served is just another boring Hollywood romance…

  • 22 Jump Street

    22 Jump Street

    ★★★★★

    May be the smartest Hollywood comedy of this decade so far.

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  • Elle

    Elle

    ★★★★★

    Verhoeven does something unusual. He gives us a female character who isn't presented as trying to take misogynistic masculine power into her own hands, who doesn't gain empowerment or liberation through some pursuit to "be a man." Instead huppert is realistically shown as actually having to babysit and appease all of the everyday matter of fact misogyny which surrounds her, her strength comes not through controlling violence, but through her own coping mechanisms and subtle mastery of various situations. Perhaps…

  • Starship Troopers

    Starship Troopers

    ★★★★★

    A movie stolen from some alternative super-fascist reality where all the artifice, spectacle, and canned emotions of the Hollywood blockbuster are brought to their highest and most imperialistic ends. A film which makes sense of the war on terror four years before the war on terror even started. A movie ridiculing the Aryanness of the typical war film with it's reckless disregard for human life and the absurdities of it's banal melodrama, while never ill-treating its characters and still allowing…