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  • The Edge of Seventeen

    The Edge of Seventeen

    ★★★★

    On the surface, this is a standard teen-angst coming-of-age film, (I'd cheerfully watch them all day). Such films can be collections of tropes: 'growing up sucks', 'sex as rite of passage', 'my family is crazy', 'first experience of grief', 'I'm not one of the cool kids' and so on. Edge of Seventeen has all of these, but the writing and lead performances lift it above the mundane. The whole thing feels fresh and real and we're invested in the emotional…

  • Glass

    Glass

    ★½

    Disappointing.
    If you've drunk the kool-aid of the deluge of Marvel and DC super-hero movies, perhaps this is a slightly more interesting version of that.
    Unbreakable was a brilliant film in it's time. This film has lots of punch-ups but you're so uninterested in the fate of the characters the fighting is mere noise.
    Bruce Willis and Samuel Jackson do what they can with their characters, although that's not much. James McAvoy's virtuoso performance of the multiple personalities was impressive, but ultimately just annoying.
    Based on this film, I'll go now and delete "Split" out of my watchlist.

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  • Mystery Men

    Mystery Men

    ★★★★

    Maybe you should put some shorts on if you wanna keep fighting evil today.

    This is the best superhero movie. Amazing cast and packed with laugh out loud moments.

  • The Truman Show

    The Truman Show

    ★★★★★

    Phenomenal concept, excellent execution.

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  • Leave No Trace

    Leave No Trace

    ★★★★

    Water drips from the forest leaves and soaks into your clothes as you push past the scrubby greenery. A bond between two people. The different ways we're damaged. What we need, and what we must choose to get it.
    A soft and humane film.

  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★½

    Watched this without knowing anything about it or seeing the trailer. So that was quite the ride. Alternately funny and unsettling.