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  • Intolerable Cruelty

    Intolerable Cruelty

    ★★½

    Zeta-Jones is a pretty good anchor for Clooney's wild mugging, here. Without her, this wouldn't really hold up at all, apart from a few individual scenes (Chalking up the fact that it does feel largely patchwork to it being a Coens rewrite)

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★

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

    "You're a violent snowflake!"
    -Nic Cage to some biker dude, possibly, right before killing him.

    "The nuns taught us there are two ways through life, the way of Nature and the way of Grace. You have to choose which one you'll follow.

    Grace doesn't try to please itself. Accepts being slighted, forgotten, disliked. Accepts insults and injuries.

    Nature only wants to please itself. Get others to please it too. Likes to lord it over them. To have its own way.…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    It's sort of tricky to know what to say after this one--on the one hand, I'm pretty sure a lot of other people are articulating things better in their reviews, and on the other hand, I'm still recuperating from the experience of this one. That said, I feel like I should write something, so a few points:

    +I was worried about seeing it in 3D, but the film's color palate is bright enough that it didn't feel like I lost…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★½

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

    Some thoughts about Under the Skin:

    1) It feels like the key scene is the baby on the beach. The more that I think about it in fact, the entire movie is babies on beaches.

    2) There's a horrible sort of irony in the film's narrative, elliptical though it is--alien disguises self as Scarlett Johansson to seduce, trap, and destroy men through their sex drives, alien ends up trapped and destroyed, alone in the woods because all the men it…