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  • The Witch
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Mulholland Drive

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  • Dual

    ★★½

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★½

  • Memento

    ★★★★

  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★

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  • Dual

    Dual

    ★★½

    I love The Art of Self-Defense, but Dual just didn't click with me. Hard to pin down why. Riley Stearns has been drawing comparisons to Yorgos Lanthimos from the word go, but The Art of Self-Defense still had a unique approach to things. Lanthimos throws you into the deep end, but The Art of Self-Defense's dialogue, characters, and performances felt like they got weirder and more stolid as the absurdity of the premise escalated. It gradually acclimated you to itself.…

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★½

    I don't know how I feel about this. I don't know if you *can* feel about this. The Chip 'n Dale movie is...impressively deranged. I don't know how it exists. If you told me a year ago that there would be a Chip 'n Dale reboot about drug-addicted, washed-up, surgically-altered movie stars that occasionally approached BoJack Horseman levels of Hollywood bleakness...well, I don't know how I would've reacted, but I'm sure it would've been interesting. It's bizarre, surreal, and kind…

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  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★½

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

    I first saw this in my late teens/early twenties, and I didn't completely get it, but now? Scorsese and Schrader didn't just diagnose, they predicted. The portrait "Taxi Driver" paints of loneliness and isolation allowing an angry young man to self-radicalize could not be more relevant in an era where the Internet is allowing masses of people to do exactly that — to surround themselves only with the voices that confirm their darkest narratives. And our sensationalistic fascination with them…

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★½

    Truly bummed that I didn't like this more than I did, though it's still thoroughly enjoyable. I spent most of it wondering when it was going to be something more than an unusually good teen sex comedy, but it wasn't until the last half hour or so that I started to see real greatness in it. One of the few post-Apatow comedies to actually really nail the more emotional third act, particularly given its devil-may-care attitude early on. It meets…