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  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't
  • Girlfriends
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

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  • Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

    ★★★★

  • GoodFellas

    ★★★★★

  • The Batman

    ★★★

  • Jackie Brown

    ★★★★½

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★

    There are some things to like. Farrell and Turturro are having fun. The former particularly, and I think he brings the exact energy this was starving for.

    It is incredibly pretty to look at, and that goes a long way with me. Pattinson does a good job with the characterization they settled on. Slow-burn detective piece is a nice direction to move in for this character.

    On that last point, however, I was wildly underwhelmed. I don't know that this…

  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending

    ★★

    I really like this movie.

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  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★½

    Stunned at how bad this was and how much time was spent litigating why Baby has earbuds in his ears and "wutzzee lissenin to?!" over and over and over and over WHY ARE WE NOT IN A FUCKING CAR HAVING A CAR CHASE.

    This was a *bad* movie. Bad.

    The characters were non-existent, and not in the way that an action movie will give blank slates to project onto, or simply rely on a classic "type" and the audience fills…

  • Autumn in New York

    Autumn in New York

    ★½

    This movie starts with Gere flirting with a pregnant woman. To "make her feel good."

    Gere: Another thing. You say "wow" a lot.
    Ryder: Yeah...
    Gere: You're a grown-up now. When is that gonna stop?

    That's from a ~50 yo to a 22 yo he just met.

    It isn't that the mechanics of this aren't romantic—it has a grandness in scope and looks to capture the excitement of something new. It makes NY society a place of magic instead of…