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  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    ★★★½

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: 3 stars
    Near Algodones: 3 stars
    Meal Ticket: 2 1/2 stars
    All Gold Canyon: 5 stars
    The Girl Who Got Rattled: 4 stars
    The Mortal Remains: 2 stars

  • Heaven Knows What

    Heaven Knows What

    ★★★½

    This movie: unflinching.

    Me: extremely flinching.

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  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★½

    For the first hour, I felt like Cuarón's formalism was keeping me at a distance, like the film was something more to be admired than felt.

    Then the second hour proceeded to kick me in the teeth (emotionally).

  • Destroyer

    Destroyer

    ★★½

    Really wanted to love this. L.A. crime, bank robberies, shootouts and desert meth cults. Not to mention I thought Kusama's The Invitation was great. Unfortunately, this fell pretty short of expectations.

    Kidman is strong and the script has a clever structure, but the movie doesn't have the sense to see the flashbacks are the most interesting part. And then there's the last five minutes with a forced-catharsis that is a complete miscalculation.

    Also, Toby Kebbell is completely miscast as the "big bad."