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  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    ★★★★

    Rewatching this and it’s clumsier in parts than I remember! There’s a lot of 3/4 speed slo-mo for no reason and the stuff with Buck has aged even worse than I thought it would ten years ago. 

    That being said, it’s still a bonkers pastiche of things that has no business hanging together, but through sheer force of fanboyish will, it overcomes it’s influences. I still want to see The Whole Bloody Affair because this is SO clearly half a movie, but dang it is a good half.

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    Yeah man I mean I still don’t know what I think of this movie but I will say I liked it a whole lot less the second time

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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★

    As a “Mission Impossible Stunt Spectacular” this thing is staggering. The craft of how these stunts were made seems impossible.

    That being said holy shit was the script so boneheaded. One character is simultaneously a moron and a criminal mastermind. There are huge chunks that feel like old man jerk-off wish fulfillment - Simon Pegg, the youngest member of the team, is 48. The entire enterprise is such a Tom Cruise ego stroke that I never for a second felt…

  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★★★

    A pure work of art, a movie so bonkers and stuffed with wild ideas that I honestly could not believe I was seeing it at an AMC and not in some weirdo's punk basement at midnight.

    Sorry to Bother You taps into so many anxieties I have about the world right now while staying deeply, darkly funny throughout, and the combination of those tones and some stylistic choices made this feel like an anxiety dream I couldn't wake up from.