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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…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    Wealthy men controlling women's bodies and fostering inhumane living conditions vis a vis some glib performative religion predicated on control from a grotesque, awful, messianic fascist with a profoundly dumb and conniving coterie of heirs; the disruption of which causing retribution and pursuit from the oil and gun lobbies. Proud war boys running around keeping it all in line while the poor and indigent have been made incapable of seeing themselves being held down, regarding perfunctory doling out of basic rights as heroic acts of grace.

    This movie came out in 2015.