David Weigel

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A reporter for Semafor who is often on airplanes, where they shove movies in his face.

Favorite films

  • Aliens
  • Nashville
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • GoodFellas

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  • The Lords of Flatbush

  • The Marvels

    ★★★

  • Madame Web

    ½

  • Taylor Tomlinson: Have It All

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  • The Marvels

    The Marvels

    ★★★

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

    Seeing this after "Madame Web" was the right move. Mediocrity feels good in a place like this; the place being the exit row seat where I thought, "sure," and hit "play," frequently clicking "no" when someone's goddamn Beats earbuds kept trying to sync with my iPad.

    The plot? Honestly, not bad. The movie manosphere, which despises Brie Larson, found it hilarious that Carol Danvers set off the chain of events by murdering the brain god that enslaved her, a sacking-of-Constantinople…

  • Madame Web

    Madame Web

    ½

    As bad as you’ve heard. Worse. A “Cats”-level sensory extinction event, which paralyzed me with laughter, as if I had been stung by Ceiling Guy himself. I stumbled out muttering to myself — “the girls… have powers… in the future?” and “but I don’t have a neuromuscular disorder!” and “they took my spider!”

    There are 20 minutes when essentially nothing happens, which will make good riffing lulls when our children watch this every Christmas.

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    Best depiction of the transition between "I can do anything, I have my whole life ahead of me!" and "I've wasted my life, I can't do anything!" - ie, being 15 and being 25 - that I've ever seen. I keep trying to write more but I gush and sound ridiculous, because it's all so goddamn good.

  • Cats

    Cats

    ½

    Art was a mistake.