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  • Godzilla: The Planet Eater

    Godzilla: The Planet Eater

    ★★★

    Overall this trilogy is a little too heady and unfocused, but this third chapter does the best job of really plugging the themes that the first two should have done a better job of articulating. I don't know if anyone asked for a mediation on metaphysics and the meaning of life from a Godzilla movie, but admittedly they do at least try to incorporate the original idea of Godzilla as both a punishment and an absolution for humanity's rage.
    Not enough kaiju-on-kaiju action to really even call it a kaiju movie, but it's aight.

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

    This movie transported me back to the 7-train cir. 1999, when I stared out the windows and pretended to be Spider-Man swinging from the low apartment complexes of Queens. Without a doubt it's one of the best superhero movies I've seen, certainly the best literal comic-book adaptation I've seen, with it's revolutionary and thoughtful animation style. I cannot stress enough how every aspect of this film delivers the ultimate thematic truth of our best superhero stories, Spider-Man being chief among…

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  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    ★★

    Everyone who tacks up an obligatory poster of this film in their dorm room to establish that they're both cultured and messy and also probably loved Amelie is boring, this movie is boring, Mickey Rooney in yellow-face is so horrible it's unwatchable. Good set design.

  • The Other Side of the Wind

    The Other Side of the Wind

    ★★★★

    I'm not sure if it says more about the singular talent of Orson Welles or the precipitous drop in quality of American cinema since the New Wave that "The Other Side of the Wind" is one of the best films I've seen in a long time. I am pretty sure, however, that Welles would have gotten a kick out of the thought. This film certainly does not hold up to the political and social scrutiny of Our Times, but it's…