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  • The Duke of Burgundy

    The Duke of Burgundy

    ★★★★½

    look, if your movie doesn't have a "perfume by" credit, what is even the point

  • Heaven Knows What

    Heaven Knows What

    ★★★★½

    It's alive. Holding on. Burning the edges, with the abyss zooming in relentlessly.

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  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★½

    Hey, did you guys know that Edgar Wright likes music? That's pretty cool, huh? After spending his entire career making brilliant movies that demonstrated this fact without getting pushy about it, Wright has now created a film dedicated to nothing but restating it over and over again - and boy does it get tiresome real fast.

    Baby Driver has a lot of smart, charming musical sequences but spends too little time setting up its characters and too much time attempting…

  • Everybody Wants Some!!

    Everybody Wants Some!!

    ★★★★

    A few scattered thoughts:

    I remain eternally confused by the widespread assertion that the notions of Richard Linklater as

    a) someone who makes movies with a shallow, predominantly white male perspective
    b) one of the greatest American filmmakers working today

    ...would somehow have to be mutually exclusive. By all means, we should never stop holding his feet to the fire for the former. A privilege-tited lens however, can still reveal - often ugly - truths. This is a great, complicated…