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  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Crazy Rich Asians

    ★★★

    Still uncertain as to where I stand on this but I think its success is a sign of good things to come. The generalization of Pan-Asian cultures is the most egregious of the film's racial faults with Awkwafina's performance a close second, but I think many criticisms on some of the more serviceable components that come off as caricatures (that would probably have been overlooked had this had a white cast) do this movie an injustice. Worst case scenario --…

  • 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…

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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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