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  • Ocean's 8

    Ocean's 8

    ★★★

    A stellar cast is almost entirely sold short by a mediocre script and bland direction. That said, this was an enjoyable film filled with fun moments. I’d be happy to watch another entry with this crew! Just so long as the direction has any sort of flavor at all. I nominate Mary Harron.  

    Carter and Kaling share a few wonderful scenes which hint at the movie this could have been. 

    The main criticism I’ve seen for this movie is that…

  • Mission: Impossible

    Mission: Impossible

    ★★★★½

    The most striking thing I noticed about this movie is how plainly “de Palma” it feels. Yes, this has become an action franchise (the BEST action franchise, really), but the stylistic DNA of this first entry has persisted. If Tom Cruise made this now, he’d have actually climbed on top a moving train. Btw, that sequence holds up. 

    Another notable thing is that Ethan Hunt is definitely a character. We like to say that Cruise has made a career playing Cruise, but that’s not always the case. As I rewatch this series I will make it a point to track that. 

    LOL @ Floppy disks

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  • Making a Murderer

    Making a Murderer

    ★★★★½

    Great season of true crime tv. Attorney Krantz fucks babies, I just know it.

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    Oh don’t worry, I wasn’t trying to sleep tonight anyway.

    Toni Collette and Ann Dowd need to converse in every movie. I could watch that forever. If I were in charge of things, they’d get Best Actress and Best Supporting noms for this. 

    Alex Wolff is unreal. A lot of the horror is anchored in his experience, and he straight up lives it. 

    A nice slow burn with bursts of horror peppered throughout. By the time we hit act three, it feels like you’re in a flaming car with no brakes careening down a mountainside. Absolutely relentless. 

    ::clicks tongue::

    Full review available at Cinedelphia.