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  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★★★

    This very first rewatch played like I had seen this a dozen times before, and I can't decide if that means it's just that memorable or just that cliched.

    Giving it the benefit of the doubt.

    For now.

  • Battle of the Sexes

    Battle of the Sexes

    ★★★★½

    Relevant beyond its obvious aspirations. I mean it should be obvious, however seeing this immediately post-Weinstein amplifies some moments that might slip by for some even a few weeks ago. Things like Howard Cosell's posture end up more haunting than the exploitative hucksterism of Riggs or the directly misogynist antagonist. Got a lump in my throat more than once.

    Feel like this has gone overlooked.

  • The Little Hours

    The Little Hours

    ★★★★

    Might be for a specific taste, but yum.

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★★

    i want my baby back baby back baby back

  • The Beguiled

    The Beguiled

    ★★½

    I am normally inclined towards Coppola, but watching this immediately after The Little Hours probably worked against it.

  • Totally Awesome

    Totally Awesome

    ★½

    The writing pedigree on this thing had me hoping for a secret cult treasure. And it shows promise here and there. But it's definitely half-assed. Neal Brennan may still stand by it, but he shouldn't.

  • The Meyerowitz Stories

    The Meyerowitz Stories

    ★★★½

    Baumbach's writing benefits from a theatrical watch even when the visuals aren't really theater-worthy. Meyerowitz thus feels hobbled a bit by a Netflix tie-in. Might improve on rewatch though. As many have mentioned, Adam Sander in drama mode is a highlight that we keep getting surprised by. This turn though, is not really just a matter of casting. He actually elevates what would already be a good role.

  • Why Him?

    Why Him?

    ★★

    Watchable and bad.

  • Gerald's Game

    Gerald's Game

    ★★★★

    I get why people don't like the ending (both the book and here, which they chose to maintain) but I think on the whole while not perfect I like it better with it there than what it would be without.

    Anyhow, this is a pretty electric little thriller, Gugino is perfectly cast, and the singular big gross-out moment is scarier than anything in IT.

  • Superheroes

    Superheroes

    ★★★

    Jon Ronson based rewatch.

  • Goon: Last of the Enforcers

    Goon: Last of the Enforcers

    ★★★½

    The first GOON is one of my favorite sports movies, and for my money the best and funniest hockey movie. The new one is a step down, not because Baruchel is that much lesser over a director than Michael Dowse (which he is: Dowse is the man), but because the story has so much less natural momentum. Quite frankly, it's a mess. But the characters are still great, as is the chemistry amongst them. There's still a good share of laughs, and Wyatt Russell is a helluva villain. Worth a poke in between Letterkenny marathons.

  • Buster's Mal Heart

    Buster's Mal Heart

    ★★★½

    A "mindbender" that isn't fully realized, but is unique enough to warrant a larger audience than it's received so it can be adequately dissected like you would for Under the Skin or Upstream Color. Rami Malek is great in it because of course he is.