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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★★

    More like BOREhemian Rhapsody am I right


    Okay, the running gag about “I’m in Love With My Car” made me laugh. But it’s been nearly a decade since “Walk Hard” and people should know when their biopics are falling into the self parody zone.

  • I Feel Pretty

    I Feel Pretty

    ★★½

    Funnier than I expected, honestly, but it puts a few planes in the air that never land. 

    What happens with the flirtatious mogul brother? How does she put together a slideshow without seeing the photos of herself?  The “dummy plot” is strong with this one. 


    Why does it work it all? Unusually good supporting roles, especially from Zamata and Williams, who find unique strong ways to play against Schumer.

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  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★★½

    Racial commentary, Marxism, Michel Gondry pastiches, Armie Hammer grinning as he talks about "horse cock," electric chair earrings, magical realism, "The Last Dragon" as slam poetry, puppetry, Terry Crews popping diabetes meds out of a crucifix, and lots of existential dread. Just a goodass night at the movies. The soundtrack also whips.

  • Being There

    Being There

    ★★★★½

    A classic, though I agree with the common wisdom that the "impotent president" subplot does nothing for the movie. Everything else is wonderful.

    As a political reporter, I also appreciated how the "insight" that turns Chance into a trusted guru feted by the wealthy elite is... that the government should pursue austerity instead of passing a stimulus package. Worked for Paul Ryan's reputation, too, 30 years later.