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  • The Wind

    The Wind

    ★★★

    In a shocking turn of events, Little Haunted House on the Prairie was very much my bag!

  • The Manchurian Candidate

    The Manchurian Candidate

    ★★★★

    Demme setting the finale to Fountains of Wayne’s cover of The Kinks’ “Better Things” is *chef’s kiss* cinema. It’s very interesting how the more traditional conspiracy-thriller paranoia and crackling tension of the first half gives way to a more enigmatic, airy, and free-wheeling third act, like Demme surrendering his movie’s sanity as its characters slip into madness. Benefitting immensely from Demme’s taxonomical treatment of faces, Denzel Washington and Liev Schreiber brilliantly capture the heartbreak and anguish of their characters, two…

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  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    This smoothed my brain until it was but a shiny round pebble. Truly, audaciously terrible and inept filmmaking with a story that goes out of its way to be morally bankrupt and politically tone-deaf. Interesting to have an ostensibly aspirational Wonder Woman movie about the consequences of having aspirations. Interesting how no one writing DC’s main female superhero could fathom who she’d be without Chris Pine, so they improvised a lazy and inexplicable plot device to make sure they didn't…

  • Anna and the Apocalypse

    Anna and the Apocalypse

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    (•_•).   WHILE YOU’VE BEEN HIDING
    <) )>   I’VE BEEN KICKIN SOME ASS
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