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  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★★

    Extremely entertaining and delivers a likeable Peter Parker. Lacks a lot of heart, though.

  • The Perfect Date

    The Perfect Date

    ★★

    Noah Centineo deserves better projects.

  • The Social Network

    The Social Network

    ★★★★

    Basically would’ve been a Lifetime movie (thanks, Justin Timberlake) if not for Sorkin, Fincher, and that score/soundtrack. So classy.

  • A Simple Favor

    A Simple Favor

    ★★★

    It’s as if Gone Girl made fun of itself. Both hilarious and confusing at the same time (the confusing bits made it hilarious...?).

    Also, I should start using a new tag called 'tropedo'. That's for the torpedo of tropes! Ok? Ok.

  • Bao

    Bao

    ★★★★★

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

    If you think the bao is a bao and eating the bao is eating a bao (and can therefore be 'offensive') then you're missing the point of this film, and possibly of most animated films ever made in history

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    Lily Tomlin is Aunt May!

  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue

    ★★★★

    (I’m not crazy, you’re crazy!!!111)

  • Shoplifters

    Shoplifters

    ★★★★★

    True to how Koreeda does it, this film will shake you to your core and make you ask things you probably never had the guts to ask yourself.

    Felt like Nobody Knows for me, but less of a mood piece, more of an extended dialogue–definitely stretching out the discussion on abandonment and true company, and presenting them in different forms (his classic treatment of placing vignettes side-by-side, easily steering you to compare things).

    Of course, his actors never disappoint. I…

  • Ralph Breaks the Internet

    Ralph Breaks the Internet

    ★★½

    I appreciate how the internet is imagined to be, except for that over-the-top manifestation of a system insecurity.

  • Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day

    ★★★★

    In which the manic pixie dream girl is necessary to deliver the point.

    I want to eat at that diner, ok

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Crazy Rich Asians

    ★★★½

    Think of it as Hollywood’s welcome party for a very specific group of Asians. And you know, frivolous parties can be fun to watch sometimes.

    A definite win for the art department who most likely enjoyed making this project, albeit the possible exhaustion.

    Also filed under: Reasons to Love Constance Wu!

  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★

    Should’ve seen that coming.