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  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari

    ★★

    "I'm going to describe a man to you of very specific qualities.
    He lives in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio.
    Some call it "the Heartland."
    Some call it "the Beer Belt."
    He has some college.
    Makes a good living, but it doesn't feel like it because he works long hours.
    He has a lawn mower.
    Wants a hammock.
    Bunch of power tools in the garage that he never uses.
    He loves sports because he used to play 'em.
    And he loves dogs…

  • Popeye

    Popeye

    ★½

    Is this supposed to be ... music?

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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    A moving reflection on the permanence of loss and learning how to rebuild--oh, wait, no, just the pedestrian magic of time travel and sarcastic self-referentiality.

    The biggest plot twist is that Black Widow was never an actual person. Just a sexy MacGuffin, really. Which, if you also accept that Iron Man was a soulless fuckbot means that Marvel didn't actually kill anyone off. We could have skipped the whole Thanos arc and the timeline would be practically unchanged.

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★½

    What even is a "blade," and why does it need to be "run?"

    2049 tried to ride the line between cerebral visual poem and action blockbuster, and it failed in both respects. In part, this is because the original Blade Runner concept is not as unique or interesting as it once was. "Do clones have souls?" was never a sound philosophical question, at least not as much as the oft-confused "do computers have souls?". It was fun in the '80s,…