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  • An Unmarried Woman
  • Beetlejuice
  • The Long Goodbye
  • Green Room

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  • No Way Out

    ★★

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

  • Scream for Help

    ★★★★★

  • Crimes of the Future

    ★★★★½

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  • No Way Out

    No Way Out

    ★★

    Sorry but the idea of Sean Young actively being horned up for Kevin Costner is ridiculous to me. The man gives a more lifeless performance than the inflatable pilot from Airplane! Hackman: never bad.

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Life after college sure is tough when you’re A Real Special Boy and every person you meet looks at you like they’re staring into the face of god.

    I don’t know, man. This shit made me feel like I was watching either the end of independent cinema or, perhaps more damning, a Vimeo web series from 2011. 

    Can’t wait for this guy to thoughtfully pivot to making a movie where the protagonist is a girl and he plays a smaller role as like a guidance counselor who quietly and meaningfully changes her life or something.

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  • Malcolm & Marie

    Malcolm & Marie

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

    In college I took a playwriting class and my final project was a piece called Fighting. It was a collection of three scenes in which pairs of people are, yes, fighting. One was a violent physical altercation between two guys going at it after a botched robbery, one was a farce where two British men quibble about something (I genuinely forget), and one was, regretfully, a breakup scene between a couple who just can’t make it work because if memory serves…

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    The most conflicted I’ve been about a movie in a long time. On one hand it’s beautifully made and features the most heartbreakingly real performances by non-actors since The Florida Project, and on the other hand it feels like a dramatic Borat with a fake character or two plunged into a real world scenario that is actually affecting real people.

    With the amount of actual nomads featured in this movie you’d think they could have just kept it a harrowing…