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  • The Green Knight

    ★★★★

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★½

  • Jolt

    ★★

  • Train to Busan

    ★★★★

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★

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

    - stylistically very much my cup of tea. as usual, very patient work from the director that made us (and/or allowed us to) watch rooney mara eat a whole pie.

    - great work from everyone in the cast. dev patel, of course, but also literally everyone else that i did not know was in the movie. i didn't want to read anything about this movie because i knew i'd watch it anyway, so the entire cast was a wonderful surprise.…

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★½

    - genuinely lots of fun beginning to end. the action is well-choreographed and zany. everyone in the cast is having the time of their lives (particularly margot robbie and romie wan sioni).

    - indie cover "hit me with your best shot" will from now on be my go-to reference for terrible needle drops. in fact, there are quite a few soundtrack choices in this that are extremely questionable. Guardians of the Galaxy did it so well that now everyone is…

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  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★½

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

    - this got a hold of me in the opening sequence and just didn't let me go. this film feels like a memory.

    - for me the heart of this film is that relationship between david and his grandma. such natural work from alan kim and youn yuh-jung. as a child of immigrants, these relatives that drift in and out of your life love to talk endlessly about some place on the other side of the world. they might as…

  • Jolt

    Jolt

    ★★

    - not a lot to it. literally nothing stands out. forgettable script, forgettable story. kate beckinsale has a bruce banner problem but they're not going to turn her green because it's kate beckinsale. also for an action movie, there's not *that* much action. is that better or worse than Gunpowder Milkshake, which tries hard but fails to imitate something else? i don't know. at least there wasn't some weird fight choregraphy like the bowling alley scene in Gunpowder Milkshake. i think this does its own thing, and doesn't aim high, but does its job better.