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  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★

    Metal album covers the movie. The singular aesthetic and vision are initially enticing and so up my alley, it hurts me to say that I found the overall effect disappointing. Cosmatos can hook you in but it seems like it is always a struggle to find something lasting to hold on to.

  • Tremors

    Tremors

    ★★★½

    Maybe the creature feature flick for me. Great one-liners, great effects, and a propulsive script that keeps everything in perpetual motion. If feel-good Saturday afternoon flicks were duking it out this film would be a dark horse pick among all the macho 80s action and kung-fu bs.

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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★½

    As a massive fan of Frances Ha / GG , my lukewarm reception of Lady Bird has me in an existential tailspin. It's perfectly fine, and Saoirse Ronan emulates Gerwig so well it's ridic. Outside the titular character and writing, Gerwig's presence behind the scene is almost invisible. Her take on the universal coming of age tale is peppered with intensely specific scenes to the era of 2002 Sacremento, that when fueled by her layered cast, not much else is…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★

    The formulae of MCU are all over this one. Familiar beats, jokes, and characters try their best to complicate a simple equation, but even with all its twists and turns; it feels like sprinting on a treadmill. Yeah things are moving, but are we really going anywhere? Props to Thor and Strange.