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  • Claire's Camera

    Claire's Camera


    Nice and simple and to the point! Exemplifies all of the themes and narrative experementin that Hong has been up to as of late, but its all worked into the script in a more organic way than the last couple movies (not that those were bad or anything, I still like yrself + yrs and RNWT more actually).

    The screenplay does come a little too close to tipping its hand on a couple occasions, but the efficient runtime and breezy…

  • Thoroughbreds


    Takes the gross Manic Pixie Dream Girl archetype to a gross (albeit inevitable) extreme, where sociopathy and mental illness are fetishized unapologetically. Got some real, uncomfortable horny vibes from this, what a displeasure to watch! Anton Yelchin ends his career on a dire note doing a coked out take on Leo Fitzpatrick in Bully. Awful look. Paul Sparks ends up being the saving grace (as he often is), but like, the smug stepdad probably shouldn't be the high point of yr faux teenage girl empowerment movie. Olivia Cooke sure has awful taste in projects. I want Anna Taylor Joy's sunglasses.

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  • Death Wish

    Death Wish


    A stunning subversion of the original source material ala Starship Troopers, Eli Roth takes the faux-cathartic, objectionable murder reveries of the Bronson original and pares away the tough guy grime. The results are pretty horrifying and perhaps even better than my star rating suggests (though there's some dicey plotting here) - fuckhead dad as wanna be superhero, the forgotten white man attempting to assert himself on the world through clumsy, arbitrary violence.

    In this sense its an apt continuation of…

  • Moonlight



    Maybe the insane hype became insurmountable, maybe I'll never be able to fully internalize the implications of this story making it to the screen, maybe I'm being too defensive! Hard to say, and I won't commit to any such explaining aways of my take for now...

    Dear friend goldenageof_ knows my taste pretty well and warned that I might end up in a similar place with this one as I did Carol. I don't want to belabor that comparison too…