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  • Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette 2006

    ★★★★ Watched 25 May, 2016

    A satire about opulent and excessive living is still a depiction of the lifestyle. Place your faith in Sofia Coppia, though, who makes what could easily be a stuffy period piece or a total trainwreck into a splendid pop cult classic. It's been ten years since Marie Antoinette premiered at Cannes to mixed reaction. But, in an age of Hamilton and an MTV desparately lacking the music videos that made it MTV, Marie Antoinette feels both right and necessary for…

  • Crash

    Crash 2005

    ½ Rewatched 23 May, 2016

    Who knew Los Angeles was so full of shitbags?

    Crash is like a shittier version of Traffic, with 100% less purpose. Don Cheadle, why? Crash isn't just a bad movie. It's a dangerous one.

    When I first watched this, I remember liked it. Crash, in my book, was never on par with Brokeback Mountain, a film that always finds itself compared to with Crash. But after revisiting this, I'm appalled. Awards really shouldn't bear much weight in the enjoyment of…

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  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives 2013

    ★★½ Rewatched 19 May, 2016 2

    WTF has a name, and it rhymes with Wicolas Tinding Fefn. 

    Someday I'm going to be working at the video store, and a desparate customer will approach me. "Can I help you?" I ask him/her. S/he looks at me, twitching and dishevelled. "Just fuck my life up."

    S/he leaves the video store with a copy of Only God Forgives and a package of sugar-free gummy bears.

    There's got to be a better movie that can be made from this footage…

  • Ratatouille

    Ratatouille 2007

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 19 May, 2016

    After three viewings, I've finally decided that Ratatouille is a masterpiece.

    Ratatouille is critic-proof. Sure, the menacing Anton Ego has a monologue near the film's end about the hypocrisies that come from being a critic, but that's not why Brad Bird's movie is so immune. Ratatouille can't be touched because it does such a good job of appealing to our emotions. I couldn't help but feel uplifted by Remy the rat's joy of cooking.

    The best movies surprise us, and…