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  • Vice

    Vice

    ★★★½

    Great performances and some good moments. It's mostly just an entertaining hit piece... and it knows it.

    The first half is certainly stronger than the second half in which the director just takes us from one landmark moment to the next. In short, it gets pretty lazy after a while.

    It reminds me of a lot of "political rock" music these days where the artist just spews out all of the horrible stuff going on in the world with the…

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★½

    I'm very clearly missing some subtext or plot detail or something here. There is nothing in here that justifies a 150 minute run time for me. I was never ever bored, but it's still kind of a slog in which nothing happens.

    There is literally nothing straight-up bad about the movie, but it's not particularly good looking, it's not acted particularly well and there it very little of interest here.

    People keep talking about the "shocking" and "impactful" ending, but…

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  • Chicago

    Chicago

    ★★½

    This movie beat The Pianist? Fuck you.

  • Hackers

    Hackers

    ★★★★

    Still corny. Still ridiculous. Still preposterous. Still outrageous. And I love the shit out of it. Love the characters, love the locales, love all the "geeky tech" talk and love the style. Lorraine Bracco is the only thing that bugs in this movie.

    The montage with the spinning phone booths... aw yeah.