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  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    ★★

    Just as stupid and childish as the first one but not nearly as severe an irritant. And Vaughn's vaguely South Park-ish "everyone's a hypocrite" sense of humor remains poisonous to me but it's vastly toned down here. Mostly this is very, very boring, just drags on forever when you'd think something ostensibly designed as a pop confection would tighten its belt.

  • Cocaine Prison

    Cocaine Prison

    ★★★

    Some fascinating clandestine footage inside San Sebastian prison and equally strong insight into the total fusion of a culture with coca production (I especially liked the bit where a girl has her fortune told with coca leaves). Could have done without all the dramatic music and it doesn't do much more than reinforce what we already know about a totally failed set of social and criminal policies but a solid advocacy doc nonetheless.

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  • Trainwreck

    Trainwreck

    ★★★

    I believe it was Howard Hawks who said "A good movie is a handful of reasonably funny scenes and like eight garbage improv-y momentum-killing ones, and a bunch of cameos, whatever, I don't know."

  • Mother!

    Mother!

    ★★½

    Intense, intensely pleased with itself, and intensely dumb. So, a Darren Aronofsky movie.