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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. 2023
Sweet coming of age movie, didn't really resonate with me but I can see how it would with others.
People might dismiss this as tech nostalgia or like a music biopic for nerds, but it's really its own thing. Glenn Howerton and Jay Baruchel disappear into their roles; you might think that you'd see Dennis or maybe Hiccup, but they are unquestionably Jim and Mike.
And the story works so well. It doesn't play to cliches, it lets the people be people. Jim is an asshole, but he's also right in a lot of ways.
Just an excellent telling of a real (Canadian) rise and fall in a unique and captivating way. Perfect 4 star movie.
First Reformed 2017
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Woodrow Wilson is famously quoted as describing Birth of a Nation by saying "It is like writing history with lightning. And my only regret is that it is all so terribly true." He may have been waxing poetic about the necessity of the Klan, but those words have true meaning in reckoning with climate change, and I thought of that quote a lot while watching First Reformed
This movie encapsulates the fear, desperation, and despair of climate change in a…
Mulholland Drive 2001
"No hay Banda"
I don't have a whole lot to say about the movie alltogether, so I'm gonna focus on one scene in particular- the theater. For those who care, spoilers ahead.
So this is the end of the 'dream' sequence, and serves as Lynch's pseudo-4th wall break, informing us, the audience, not to believe what we've seen and that what has happened before may appear real within the rules of the theater, but much like the trumpet or…