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  • Dirty Computer

    Dirty Computer

    ★★★★★

    Personal, expressive, celebratory. Visually audacious but never goofy. I've listened to the album often in the past month while working but the "emotion picture" adds endlessly to it. A statement.

  • Beast

    Beast

    ★★★½

    Moll (Jessie Buckley) is a young woman from an repressive home whose life revolves around caring for her family — her sick father, her abusive mother and her perfectly able but manipulative brother.

    It’s a gilded cage, a life of wealth. Country clubs, garden parties, nice clothing. In the opening voiceover, Moll explains her empathy with captive killer whales and how despite their perpetual smile, they’re actually going insane inside the limited space of their cages. That monologue feels a…

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  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A real mixed bag - retreads every single joke from the first movie, feeling desperate. It also belabors most of its jokes endlessly. Definitely 30 minutes too long for absolutely no good reason.

    The plot is threadbare - but still manages to create a situation where the finale has four separate narrative threads and only one with any emotional connection. The other three are: 1) a clearly added subplot from post-production to give Domino more to do, 2) a punch-up…

  • The Post

    The Post

    ★★★★

    Spielberg be like “yeah this is just a small film done while working post on a larger film.”  Steven you glorious, glorious artist.