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  • Bitch

    Bitch

    ★★★★

    I can't help feeling this movie let's the asshole husband off the hook a bit too easily, considering how much suffering his wife goes through. But if it's a redemption story you're looking for then this is for you.

    Definitely looking forward to whatever Marianna Palka does next.

  • American Made

    American Made

    ★★★

    I quite liked the ending, but everything leading up to that felt overly familiar. I hate to dismiss a Doug Liman film as just another retread of a well-worn story, but I'm unable to find any other way of describing this movie. At least Tom Cruise appears to be having fun.

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  • Precious

    Precious

    ★★½

    This is just an awful movie, made by somebody with contempt for cinema, apparently. Poverty porn for people who like hand-wringing in the comfort of their sitting room instead of actual change in the lives of others...

  • The Master

    The Master

    ★★★★

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

    By far my favorite alcoholic movie, and my favorite movie about Scientology, or brainwashing, or alcohol-fueled fantasizing... It's a bromance, it's an odyssey of sorts, and most certainly it's a stunning piece of cinema. But I'll have to get back to you about what's it's ultimately about.

    I mean, what was real and what wasn't? Did Quell dream the whole thing in a stupor, lying on that beach? Dodd was most certainly the comforting breast Quell needed, but without all…