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  • The Batman

    ★★★★

  • Jurassic World Dominion

  • Jackass: The Movie

    ★★★

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★★

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  • Heat

    Heat

    ★★★★★

    It's been a big year for me and Mr. Mann. I don't have an actual review logged for this for my first viewing 3 years ago, but on my private spreadsheet I had it slated as a "half-baked romance" because I was a fucking idiot. This is a (n extremely hard) film about duty and respect between two opposite sides of the law, but most importantly it's just a really fucking cool movie about bad people. This movie is nearly…

  • Twelve Monkeys

    Twelve Monkeys

    ★★★★★

    Showcasing Gilliam’s influences, including MetropolisVertigo (literally on the screen), Dr. Strangelove, La Jetée (the core inspiration for the story), and even his own work Brazil, Twelve Monkeys is a brilliant, haunting, pitch black look at society’s amazing ability to mistreat the “mentally divergent” and the tendency toward totalitarianism. Terrifying.

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    “What are you showin’ meeeee?” will never not get a humongous gut laugh from me.

  • Jurassic World Dominion

    Jurassic World Dominion

    So many line reads that I couldn’t believe were the take they went with. Worse than I expected, and my expectations were pretty low for the cash grab 5th sequel to the only good movie in the series… 

    Ian Malcolm says “Jurassic World, huh? Not a fan” and I couldn’t help but agree.

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  • Happy Together

    Happy Together

    ★★★★★

    March Around the World 2019 | Nation #1: Hong Kong

    It's not an aspirational story (as my friend Joe said), but it is a beautiful story about two men in an often ugly and venomous relationship. If you interpret Lai as an unreliable narrator (which makes it a bit more interesting), there's a really interesting dynamic between Lai and Ho in which they're both just really lonely (and they probably were even before they left HK for Argentina...) and it…

  • I Vitelloni

    I Vitelloni

    ★★★★

    "Your friends disappoint me. He who cares not for art, cares not for life. Is the beach that way? Excellent!"

    I hated most of the characters, but boy did I relate to the feelings of being trapped in a fleeting youth in a sleepy little town... My first Fellini. I'm so pleased with the Criterion Channel. Really.