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  • Now You See Me

    Now You See Me

    ★★

    With a few more passes through the script and some tightening this could've been really great, as it is it feels like every actor is playing under their capability.

  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★½

    Everyone is saying this is the best one yet, and the best movie of the summer... idgi
    I'm a big Apes fan, really enjoyed the last 2, and this felt lifeless and derivative. Just because you MAKE the Bridge Over the River Kwai references, doesn't give the film the gravitas of that film. Just because you hamhandedly shove in a Jesus parallel, doesn't give the film meaning on a spiritual level. On the other hand, when you give the film…

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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★★★½

    The Neon Demon satirizes the beauty industry using its own language. Banality and empty messaging, playing around with ideas with no intention of following through on them. They're all part of the vernacular it uses to ultimately, in fact, say something.

    But does it matter

  • Holidays

    Holidays

    ★★★

    "I'll do one where a jerk gets tortured to death by hot chicks."
    "Huh... Well, Kevin, I mean, we're giving you the Halloween segment, in a horror film... You should really tie it back to Halloween somehow."
    "Well... I guess... One of them could wear a costume? Oh, and the Inciting Incident could involve candy?"
    "...*sigh*... Can you have it to us by next month?"