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  • Valentine

    Valentine

    ★★★★★

    My only complaint is that this didn't cover the entire album. The music sounded absolutely fantastic, and I've never enjoyed Paul Thomas Anderson's direction more than I did here. Every hit of the drum felt so alive. I've already watched this three times over. So damn good.

  • Planet Terror

    Planet Terror

    ★★★★

    Nothing in Planet Terror is quite as great as the Machete trailer before it, but it's still a gory, good time. I'm a big fan of the overall aesthetic and the stylized dialogue and performances, all of which seemed well suited to the storyline. It feels like a near perfect form of what it set out to be, for better and for worse. It always had me engaged, but I will admit that the big action sequences were somewhat underwhelming.…

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  • The Emoji Movie

    The Emoji Movie

    It's nearly impossible to review this film without writing about the sex scenes, and that's part of the problem. In depicting the intensity of first love, it's reasonable to present sex with a similar intensity, yet the duration and graphic nature of the sex scenes is so great that they pull focus from the rest of the narrative. Additionally, these scenes do nothing to propel the narrative forward, resulting in an uncomfortable, albeit arousing, stagnation. For a film that's already…

  • Twin Peaks

    Twin Peaks

    ★★½

    me, running as fast as i can: "i appreciate your style, i just don't get it! please, leave me alone!"
    david lynch, galloping after me and playing a trumpet: "negativity is the enemy of creativity"