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  • The Fate of the Furious

    The Fate of the Furious

    ★★

    Remember when these movies were about street racing and like, stealing electronics from shipping vehicles, or whatever? 

    I miss the small scale of the first movie—a struggle with one's identity and love and respect vs. law or morality. Sure, the last few films in the Fast (or is it Furious?) franchise have been a lot fun, but this entry finds no balance between the campy bombast and the sometimes affecting melodrama. It's at odds with itself and for the first time I wasn't entertained.

  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    ★★★★½

    A deeply flawed film about deeply flawed people, or really, a Baumbach special. The details here are so rich and personal that it feels autobiographical. This came out at the perfect time for me, personally, feeling like a mirror of the last year of my life, my father's life, and his father before him. So moving and painfully relatable, I've even been walking with a limp.

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  • Love

    Love

    ½

    This film is shallow, messy, immature, and basically everything that a film shouldn't be. The popcorn kernel stuck in between my teeth was more interesting and nuanced.

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★½

    More like UNBEARABLY STRESSFUL TIME which turned out to be a GREAT TIME.