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  • Bound
  • Orlando
  • Suspiria
  • Harold and Maude

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  • American Fiction

    ★½

  • NYAD

    ★★★½

  • Wonka

    ★★

  • The Marvels

    ★★★

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  • American Fiction

    American Fiction

    ★½

    This movie pokes fun at how our commercial world sensationalizes the Black experience, but it too is devoid of any real class analysis. It's like this movie doesn't realize that it's appealing to the out-of-touch white upper class it purports to satirize.

  • Wonka

    Wonka

    ★★

    This is not much different from any other big studio revamp, in that it modernizes a character only enough to sway a general audience into coming back for potential sequels. At the start the song and candy routine almost did the trick. But certainly by the time the little orange man appeared, I couldn't help but be reminded of the real world chocolate trade. Call me a downer, but family films deserve just as much scrutiny as adult fare. Commercial…

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  • Saltburn

    Saltburn

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is a pulpier thriller than it pretends to be, one that is both stimulating and appalling. I don't think it's careless enough to demonize the poor. It merely stumbles into the wealthy envying the wealthier. It's more enraptured with a conniving weirdo than with sophisticated social commentary. Beautiful shots, chilling performances, and some good quips might be sufficient for an entertaining movie night.



    Scrubbing Through Saltburn (Spoiler Chat):
    youtube.com/live/WOViBCsPz4U

  • The Curse

    The Curse

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Good on episode three for centralizing curse girl and the horror of Asher breaking in. The tonal shifts in this show are wild and they're working.


    youtu.be/VcvwMGrMpjQ

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