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  • Let the Corpses Tan

    Let the Corpses Tan

    ★★★★

    I'm usually at least a little bit turned off by movies that are this consumed by stylish cinematography, but goddamn. You don't dare take your eyes off of it for fear of missing some truly incredible shot. There's essentially no downtime, just an escalating orgy of unforgettable images wrapped around a funny, tense, feature-length shootout. That might sound exhausting, but I never wanted it to end, and that's a pretty rare feeling.

  • P2

    P2

    ★½

    Gratuitous and small, but not charmless. Wes Bentley makes a great creep! Sadly, his character isn't much more than a collection of quirks. Occasionally, the script almost edges into some interesting commentary on rape culture, etc, but it seems to deliberately want to push no boundaries whatsoever, thematically or with regards to horror cinema. Serviceable but instantly forgettable.

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  • Dazed and Confused

    Dazed and Confused

    ★★★★

    An immaculate slice of '70s coming-of-age from film's most accomplished nostalgist. It's heightened and more than a little idealized, but mostly just funny and true.

  • The Lego Batman Movie

    The Lego Batman Movie

    ★½

    For as much time as it spends on obscure comics references and grandiose stabs at defining an 80-year old character, I am not convinced that the writers of this movie understand Batman at all. Combine the fundamentally flawed premise of tackling what The Caped Crusader "means" in this format with the most intolerable excesses of modern animated kids movies and you get a big miss for adult Bat-fans. Oh, and let's not forget the absolute worst depiction of the Joker ever put to film. At least Zach Galafianakis rendered Jared Leto's reign mercifully short in that category.