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  • The Girl from Monday

    The Girl from Monday

    ★★½

    "With The Girl From Monday, Hartley thought he was making his most accessible film in years. He shot “girls in great clothes just beating the shit out of cops,” he says. He included more nudity than in any of his other films—chase scenes, even. “When we were shooting, we thought, People are going to love this. This is hip and cool. And then when we finished,” he says, “we looked at it and thought, This is really dense. We have…

  • Ocean's 8

    Ocean's 8

    ★★

    "The premise of Gary Ross’s Ocean’s Eight need hardly be explained; the innovations of the film stem not from reversed gender perspectives–scarcely utilized in a memorable fashion–but rather from the uniquely loud marketing that preceded the film’s release, drawn out and effective. Coverage of the cast shooting around New York City made it around the world: press photos featured actresses eating at famous local establishments such as the Ukrainian diner Veselka. A behind the scenes photo of Sandra Bullock and…

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  • The Circle

    The Circle

    ½

    Watch Emma Watson and Tom Hanks give a 2-hour TED Talk about why privacy is bad, I mean good, I mean bad? and about why freedom is good, I mean bad, I mean good?

    It's seriously an abhorrent work that inflates the very real issue of privacy to the point of belittling it. Alternates between laughably bad, uncomfortably cringey, and just flat-out boring. This is depraved, hateful cinema.

  • Paper Towns

    Paper Towns

    ★★

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