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  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★

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  • Annette

    Annette

    ★★★½

    A shower of narcissism almost from beginning to end. Carax not only recognizes the inherent fundamental creepiness of the Americana musical and its respective numbers but treats it so matter-of-factly that he doesn’t seem to really care about people who come in unprimed with this sentiment beforehand. The comparisons to David Lynch are understandable but a bit off since Lynch generally prefers not to give the entity a proper chance to speak its mind (probably for the better), whereas Carax…

  • Marrowbone

    Marrowbone

    ★½

    Covers a lot of tonal ground at face value, starting with an attempt to sand off the razor-like gothic edge of I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House and resolving itself in something intending to resemble a maximalist thriller mode smashing together post-Flanagan rapid fire nonlinear editing and post-Nolan and Tarantino narrative convolution (admittedly more comparable with Tarantino’s pseudo-performative obscurantism than Nolan’s occasional cheeky embrace of aimlessness). I say “intending to resemble” because what is actually is…

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

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

    Jesus. Fucking. Christ.

    Christopher Nolan is a filmmaker that I’ve slowly been falling out of love with over the past year or so. But I still like most of the films I’ve seen from him (I’ve seen everything except DK and DKR), and I still think he is an interesting talent, especially at a conceptual level. Granted, his execution of said concepts that he dabbles in isn’t always the cleanest or most coherent, with Interstellar especially coming to mind, which…

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    There is a scene in this movie where a character has their broken back fixed by having someone else punch their spine back into their body and hang them from a rope overnight until it’s all fixed, leaving no long-term effects and even making them stronger.

    Review over.