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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★

    Well, as my continued assessment of the typically mediocre MCU goes, James Gunn's two entries on the intergalactic side are the only two Marvel films I genuinely enjoy for good stretches. 

    The first one is convoluted yet pops with a deliciously weird and snarly sense of humor. The second one is far more streamlined and surprisingly insular for a Marvel title, but damn can it also get tedious as fuck. That's because the A story revolving around Peter Quill's origins…

  • Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny

    Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny

    ★★★

    A pleasant overview indeed

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ½

    This movie has no soul.

  • Personal Shopper

    Personal Shopper

    ★★★★½

    Let's begin with... Wow

    There's been a narrative building that we are into the second coming of Kristen Stewart. I very much abide by that narrative and can say that after her thoughtful and earthy supporting turn in his Clouds of Sils Maria that Olivier Assayas is her perfect partner-in -crime. And Personal Shopper is now the new high mark in Stewart's career, and may very well be in Assayas' also. It is, at the very least, a wonderful culmination…