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  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★½

    The craft is unimpeachable, and I like how busy and dioramic and goofy this is (cartoon fights that are just a cloud of dust will never not be funny to me). But there is this kind of weird well-intentioned but tone-deaf weebiness to it that could have been mitigated by, say, not having the Midwestern foreign exchange student be the de facto leader of the rebellion. But for real? I'm just a sucker for "a boy and his dog" stories,…

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★½

    Any budding Gene Shalits out there can use my in-the-back-pocket "more like Wack Panther" line if they don't like this one.

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  • The Duke of Burgundy

    The Duke of Burgundy

    ★★★★½

    Yeah, I'm into BDSM: Brakhage, domesticity, sadness, and, uh... moths.

  • The Big Heat

    The Big Heat

    ★★★★★

    It's time for a... PICK YOUR OWN PUNCHLINE LETTERBOXD REVIEW!

    I like my movies like I like my coffee...

    (1) Noir.
    (2) Thrown in somebody's face.
    (3) Searing.