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  • Flayaway

    Flayaway

    Takes the formula of the Adult Swim infomercial, which has become a kind of genre in itself, and slathers it with dumb gross-out humor. Maybe it’s an ironic comment on something?

  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    ★½

    Completely baffled by the hype for this. Poorly acted, clunky dialogue, indistinguishable romantic leads, and distractingly bad camera work.

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  • Vice

    Vice

    ★★

    Hm, I didn't hate this as much as other people whose opinions I trust.

    Why? Good question! It's deeply flawed and patronizing, especially if you're familiar with the material. Like "The Iron Lady," a more traditional biopic that also fell flat, it smashes together historical moments that don't make sense together; there it was Thatcher for some reason being in government during the "Winter of Discontent," here it's leaving out the entire Gulf War, the basis for Cheney's reputation.

    It…

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★½

    Why can’t every movie be like this, mutilating a story from history into a hilarious collection of slanders? Also, no spoilers, but you’ve never seen such a successful dramatic use of Emma Stone’s freakishly large eyes. 

    Everyone’s amazing in this, but the MVP might be Nicholas Hoult as a dandy fop who is actually right about the war.