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  • Maximum Overdrive

    Maximum Overdrive

    ★★

    I'd heard about this movie for years but to be honest it's kinda bad. When it's insane its pretty awesome but the cocaine was clearly affecting King's ability to do things like, I don't know, not turn what would be a tight seventy mintues into a bloated out mess. This movie takes FOREVER between great set pieces and I don't like any of the characters. Disclosure: I don't really like AC/DC, so this might be a factor.

  • Mona Lisa

    Mona Lisa

    ★★★

    Monumental when it sticks to its mythic elements and really leans into the descent into hell, considerably less interesting whenever it goes for the shakycam screaming matches. Hoskins is a titan who can handle anything this film throws at him, but I feel like that's the problem in some ways. Jordan doesn't seem to know how to make everything fit together, and as profound as George's realization that his entitlement is leading him to destruction, it comes from the realism…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    I have so many endorphins running through my system right now it feels like I'm typing this review in slow motion. This movie kicks so much ass. I am now fully in love with Charlize Theron. Tom Hardy remains the king of Badasses Doing Silly Voices. What really got to me, though, is how humane it is. It's really a story about kindness and mercy in a world where brutality is the common language. Miller understands that and his feminist…

  • Live Forever as You Are Now with Alan Resnick

    Live Forever as You Are Now with Alan Resnick

    ★★★★

    Hysterically disturbing. I have no idea if Alan Resnick is a real person or not, but this is one of my favorite performances of the year, and disturbing in all the right ways. Just watch it for yourself.