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  • Alex Strangelove

    Alex Strangelove

    ★★

    It's not enough to make something topical, it has to be good. Strangelove falls short in that regard. There were strange highs (Alex's friend Dell), and strange lows (weird pacing and story structure).

    Good intentions aside, I just wasn't feeling it. To get this kind of fix, we'd all be better served watching Love, Simon again. (For the record,Love, Simon is just a really good romcom, regardless of any specific content, but you know what I mean...)

  • Being There

    Being There

    ★★★★★

    I understand.

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  • Hesher

    Hesher

    ★★★½

    Mary Poppins meets Metallica. Ride the Supercalafragalistic Lightning.

  • Requiem for a Dream

    Requiem for a Dream

    ★★★★★

    The title says it all: You know from the first moment that things aren't going to turn out well; but you can't help but stare, horrified, once things get moving. Requiem is filled to the brim with technical creativity, and every bit of style supports the substance. Still, with so much going on, it's easy to overlook the stunning performances led by Ellen Burstyn (in her Oscar nominated role). I know Requiem is on a lot of "Great Films I'll Never Watch Again" lists, but you owe it to yourself to see it at least the once.