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  • Patton Oswalt: Annihilation

    Patton Oswalt: Annihilation

    ★★★★

    160/200

    So I watched Patton Oswalt's new special Annihilation this morning. It's hysterical, of course, the guy's comedy has always made me laugh, but there's something more profound and special about the new one. I saw him perform stand-up last year with my dad, who first showed his stand-up to me, and we saw most of his material about grieving his wife in person, an incredible, terrifyingly raw and intimate experience. I can only imagine watching Zulawski direct Isabelle Adjani…

  • Let the Sun Shine In

    Let the Sun Shine In

    ★★★★

    155/200

    Is this Denis' only straight-up comedy? I have four blind spots. If so she should do more. Really she should just have to make a film a year because I miss her too much when she's away.

    www.rogerebert.com/festivals-and-awards/nyff-2017-caniba-ismaels-ghosts-let-the-sunshine-in

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    184/200

    Entirely satisfying. The score provides just the right amount of pathos so that the emotional underpinning isn't lost during the absolutely insane early going. Miller's direction has lost none of its hyper giddiness at throwing the next mind-boggling image at you. When the trailer first debuted last year, I compared it to Hard to be a God, and it turns out I wasn't super far off the map. The film is all moving parts and every aspect has to…

  • The Mangler

    The Mangler

    ★★★★

    143/200

    Imperfect. Performances don't match each other's intensity. That's all the negative you're gonna get out of me. This film is beautiful. It deserved better.

    www.rogerebert.com/mzs/the-unloved-part-46-the-mangler