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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    ★★★½

    Absolutely all over the place and even feels like half a film at 150 minutes, but even the great mo-cap actors haven’t created a performance of such fleshy intensity as Bill Nighy has in this. Utterly gross and incredibly funny.

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    more like gabriel BURN amirite 

    Almost as funny as mother!, and has almost the same level of meaningless portent as It Comes At Night, but laughs do mean a lot when it comes to this kind of bullshit. Amazingly, this opts for a far less interesting plot than it originally sets out on; the almost-relatable psychodrama about the death of an unwanted relative is swiftly thrown to the wayside (or the ROADSIDE, ay) for a very silly plot involving seances,…

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  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    ★½

    Eyes Wide Shit.

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★★½

    Me: Do you like Mary Harron’s adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho?

    Snooty Film Analyst: It’s OK.

    Me: The later scenes are a little too abstract for my tastes, but when Bateman’s monologuing carries on throughout all 102 minutes, I think it really comes into its own, commercially and artistically. The whole film has a clear, crisp look, and an old sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives Andrzej Sekula’s cinematography a big boost. Mary Harron's been compared to…