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  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★★★½

    Missed #Deadpool when it first came out; missed it AGAIN when it hit Tokyo, where I could’ve seen it with Japanese subs lol but decided that’s not what vacations are for, but finally caught it tonight as part of a double-feature with an early screening of #Deadpool2. Spoiler-free review:

    To touch on Deadpool 1 first: Amazing, spot-on portrayal. I’m thrilled they kept Ryan Reynolds in the role despite rebooting the character; he was always perfect for it and it would’ve…

  • The Tribe

    The Tribe

    ★★★★

    I thought the film was pretentious for leaving out subtitles. I appreciate what it was trying to do, but I couldn’t follow the story. It did have a linear plot, but it was all in Ukrainian sign language, so it was literally impossible to follow for a typical American audience, regardless of sensory ability. And that was intentional. It was an artistic statement. Which I didn’t mind at first. But it was over 2 hours long. You were supposed to…

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  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    Soo glad I caught the preview screening at the Somerville Theatre! A very timely film for me, in many ways… It made me howl with laughter and reduced me to a blubbering mess*. “Blade Runner” if it were a romance. Spike Jonze is a visionary; Joaquin Phoenix is everything I want to be as an actor; I maybe want to date him too? Wide release on January 10th.

    * Would have been a more enjoyable cry, though, had I not…

  • The Virgin Suicides

    The Virgin Suicides

    ★★★★★

    How you execute a feature film this well on the first try eludes me, but that’s why Sofia Coppola rules. They say to avoid voiceover in Screenwriting 101, but here it’s effective, weaving together a narrative from disparate perspectives and times. It’d be silly not to, too, as Eugenides’ writing (as adapted by Coppola), is razor-sharp; at once amusing and macabre. Watching this made me want to read the book, and that’s rare of most adaptations. (Though, listening to it,…