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  • Ordinary People
  • Pleasantville
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Magnolia

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  • Scream

    ★★★½

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★½

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★★½

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  • Scream

    Scream

    While its heart is in the right place (and that goes a long way), I don't know where in the hell its brain is. Yes, SCREAM films have always relied on a certain amount of nonsensical and illogical actions, but this movie takes that to an entirely different (and frustrating) level. That said, the new cast and legacy cast make this one hell of a fun ride, while maybe not quite as 'modern' as it wants to be. The kills…

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    It's all the MACBETH greatest hits strung together in such a lean and mean way by director Joel Coen, turning this latest Shakespeare adaptation into a nightmarish fever dream, more akin to something from Robert Eggers than the man co-responsible for films like RAISING ARIZONA, BLOOD SIMPLE, and THE BIG LEBOWSKI. Washington is in top form as the titular character, bringing a dreadful malaise to the proceedings; McDormand, however, feels weirdly out of place, bringing a low key energy to…

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  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    THE INVISIBLE MAN is a brutal and thoroughly entertaining ode to throats. The way they're choked. The way they're cut. The way they tense up when someone is scared, or angry. This movie is throat porn, for sadists and masochists alike. And, as always, Elisabeth Moss 'elevates' in a far superior way than others who also 'elevate'. I never quite knew where this movie was headed, and that surprised me. The first truly great horror film of 2020, from Leigh Whannell.

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    I don't want to be too bombastic and say it's the greatest superhero film I've ever seen, or even the best Spider-Man film I've ever seen. Too soon. I'll give it some time. But, right now, it's both my favorite Spider-Man film AND the best superhero movie I've ever seen. It gets SO much right and really undoes a lot of past mistakes, and offers redemption to characters we grew up adoring. It's a big beautiful ball of cinematic bliss and I was smiling and/or crying throughout.