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  • Step

    Step

    For the most part, this doc about the step-dance team from a Baltimore all-girls charter school follows the template of the uplifting "Year-in-the-Life" sports documentary to a T, down to the standard character archetypes and the climactic competition where our protagonists Put It All on the Line. It's enlivened by a plethora of great personalities, BLM political consciousness, and general youthful positivity. And, um...

    What? I'm not crying. *You're* crying! *sob*

    If Cori doesn't get her scholarship to John Hopkins I'm going to just die. *sniff*

  • The Incredible Jessica James

    The Incredible Jessica James

    "Food porn is one of my top two favorite porns."

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  • Good Time

    Good Time

    What would happen if Michael Mann directed a Dardennes Brothers story and script? AFTER HOURS, RUN LOLA RUN, BRINGING OUT THE DEAD, TRAINING DAY, DOG DAY AFTERNOON, and Mann's own COLLATERAL are all points of reference here, but this film's particular blend of low-income verisimilitude, impressionistic immediacy, sheer momentum, and smeary, neon-drenched digital photography is something wholly unique.

  • Girls Trip

    Girls Trip

    I was going to see DETROIT, but after the garbage fire that was America on 8/12/17, I decided I didn't want to watch a white director tut-tut about how awful police brutality is and so instead I watched Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah get drunk in New Orleans.