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  • Knight of Cups

    Knight of Cups

    ★★★★★

    Whether you view the ever-polarizing Terrence Malick’s abstract, antinarrative meditations as transcendent genius or pretentious nonsense, his relentless unwillingness to conform to any semblance of convention is something to be admired. Rather than step back and re-think his method after To the Wonder was critically and commercially eviscerated, Malick doubled-down on his auteuristic flourishes in Knight of Cups, providing enough seemingly disjointed poetic ramblings to elicit physical disgust from mainstream moviegoers everywhere… And it’s hard to blame them. In a…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★½

    After several viewings and far more thought than this film merits, I've decided that I pretty much loathe this film from start to finish... The main reason is because Infinity War seems to mark the line in the sand the MCU's finally chosen to cross, and in doing so fully committing itself to being a long form TV series rather than stand alone films, which is something I definitely understand people loving, but it's something I cannot stand... This film…

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  • The Captive

    The Captive

    ★★

    Atom Egoyan's melodramatic made-for-TV level crime procedural The Captive is a vapid mess of cliches and overwrought, 'clever' takes on the stalest of genres.But despite this film being truly awful, several of the performances and much of the dialogue is so laughably over-the-top that it's easy to enjoy on that level... There really isn't much else to say about this one, definitely one of A24's weaker entries...

  • Life After Beth

    Life After Beth

    ½

    Jeff Baena's Life After Beth is A24's first straight up tire fire of a film. Even their first A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III at least attempted to do something interesting. I guess you could argue that the metaphors underlying the action have the potential to be interesting, but if you dig any deeper, the subtext contradicts itself enough to render it meaningless. This is a dark comedy that has neither comedy nor darkness. I don't think I even cracked a smile watching this, and I'm not a stingy laugher... One of the precious few A24 films to avoid at all costs...

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

    Technically speaking, Blade Runner 2049 is pretty much perfect, but story and dialogue wise, I had a few problems that I'm gonna need a re-watch to sort out. Regardless, it's incredible though... I'll write a full review after seeing it again

  • The Blair Witch Project

    The Blair Witch Project

    ★★★★

    The origins of the mainstream found footage horror aesthetic remains its crowning achievement. It's infuriating how the monotony of life so authentically captured here has all but disappeared from similar films being made today.