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  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★★

    So much of this is on point, from its complicated politics to its up-to-the-minute soundtrack. The movie I wanted Thor: Ragnarok to be: bonkers with its love of Jack Kirby visuals, but with sincerity and heart. You can be silly and have rhinos wearing armor, for goodness sake, without having to hide your icky feelings behind irony.

  • Mosaic

    Mosaic

    ★★★½

    Basically the boy version of Big Little Lies.

    Sharon Stone is a beast and should have been working a lot more these past twenty years.

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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★

    The first hour is exquisitely weird and intriguing, but Aronofsky merely escalates the nightmare rather than devise a legitimate ending.

    Still, it's nice to see Hollywood is still sometimes capable of a mess this original.

  • A Field in England

    A Field in England

    Texts I sent to my friend who liked A Field in England while I was watching it:

    "I don't understand. Are they on mushrooms? I feel like one or two more shots of them picking or eating them would have made it clear."

    "I'm sorry, but this psychedelic climax is embarrassing. 1980s music videos were more clever with imagery."

    "My greatest hope is that they're really Civil War re-enactors on a really bad trip, Shyamalan-style!"

    In response to his reply…