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  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    oof

  • Mission: Impossible

    Mission: Impossible

    ★★★★

    Listen: Mission Impossible has plenty of flaws, but I totally love it in all of its doofy funness.

    *peels off latex face*

    It may be Emilio Estavez’s best performance?

    *peels off secondary latex face to reveal he is Emilio Estavez*

    And even though it is not the best DePalma movie, it is probably my favorite. I know you disagree with that, though.

    *peels off tertiary latex face to reveal he is you*

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  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa

    ★★★½

    Anomalisa is the story of a sad narcissist who stays sad despite admiration and success. Yes, a film about a privileged individual’s struggle with the basics of life is probably worth an eyeroll, but Anomalisa’s vitality comes from how it poses as a parable. It can embody its main character’s situation with the opportunities of animation: hundreds of characters with the same face and voice, meant to embody Michael Stone’s misery. It’s a claustrophobic, monotonous, and constrained film about the…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★

    Can't stop thinking about La La Land, because my brain and heart say yes, but my gut says no? Does anyone else feel this way?

    Been thinking it over, and here’s a rough draft—La La Land is the Gotye’s “Someone That I Used to Know” of movies: undeniably catchy and clever in construction, pleasantly saturated, strikingly reverent of its references, impressively crafted, yet something I feel guilty about liking, and will likely seem more and more anemic as time passes? Going to revisit the film next year. I want to be wrong about this.