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  • The Day of the Locust
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  • The Fabelmans
  • Next Stop, Greenwich Village

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  • TÁR

    ★★★½

  • Killer's Kiss

    ★★★

  • Fear and Desire

    ★★½

  • Day of the Fight

    ★★★

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  • TÁR

    TÁR

    ★★★½

    While this didn’t quite get all the way under my skin, I liked it a lot. Very much in the key of Haneke (HaneKey?) in retrospect, digging into an egomaniacal Great Artist’s very 2020s descent into hell with a capital-F FEROCIOUS performance from Blanchett, as Todd Field’s script and style seem to demand repeat viewings — not in an annoying all-semiotic-subtext-dumb-surface-text fashion (as some very popular recent filmmakers are wont to do), as the story and characters here are as…

  • Noelle

    Noelle

    ★★★½

    Maybe it’s the Christmas tragic in me, but I found this much more adorable and inventive than advertised, with a great intention sweetly delivered, especially with impeccable casting that gets it over (especially Kendrick, whose sheer irrepressibility makes her born for this role), and a joke rate that hits more than misses. It’s not going to make anyone forget Miracle on 34th Street, but it’s better than two of the three Santa Clause movies, or any damn Home Alone movie (the first two…

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  • Pickle Surprise

    Pickle Surprise

    ★★★

    If you need any more proof that drag queens have always been ahead of the curve, here back in '89 they straight up invent [adult swim]'s house style.

  • Kate Plays Christine

    Kate Plays Christine

    ★½

    Initially interesting but increasingly meandering doc-xperiment feels ickier and less ethical as it wears on. What's more, its attack on assumed audience bloodlust is aimed in a way as to fundamentally misunderstand art's role in helping us make some semblance of sense of the senseless.