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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza


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

    I'm not gonna forget you. Just like you're not gonna forget me.

    One of the most striking things about Licorice Pizza to me are the subtle and unexpected parallels with Paul Thomas Anderson's previous outing, Phantom Thread. At a glance, the two couldn't seem more different; while Phantom Thread is certainly underrated for its humor, this is unquestionably a much lighter and more carefree film, which can make its explorations of thornier subjects that much more disarming.

    Both films deftly…

  • Titane



    Two trucks having sex, two trucks having sex
    My muscles, my muscles involuntarily flex

    Vehicular fucking.

    Titane is a film which comes out of the gate swinging with a barbed-wire baseball bat, taking the New French Extremity influences of Julia Ducournau's previous masterwork Raw, and cranking the intensity up to eleven. Subversion is the name of the game here, and perhaps the boldest stroke is its subversion of just what constitutes subversive in the first place.

    Following a car accident…

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  • The Recorder Exam

    The Recorder Exam

    Just like House of Hummingbird, a wonderful slice-of-life drama packed with heart, humanity, and compassion for the struggles of its young protagonist.

    Hope Kim Bora comes out with another film soon.

  • Songs My Brothers Taught Me

    Songs My Brothers Taught Me


    Anything that runs wild got something bad in 'em. You want to leave some of that in there. 'Cause they need it to survive out here.

    Chloe Zhao's dramas look and feel like if Terrance Malick directed a documentary. It has that same beautiful, almost ethereal feel to it, and the way it flows, while also being grounded by a lived-in authenticity that makes you almost forget sometimes that you aren't actually watching a documentary.

    Pacing didn't always work for me, but still. Good movie.

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  • Windfall



    Try being a rich white guy these days!

    When life gives you Plemons, make Plemonade.

    ➡️ 2022 Ranked

  • No Man of God

    No Man of God


    "Do you know why I did it?"

    "Because you wanted to."

    Francois Truffaut famously said that it's impossible to make an anti-war war movie, because the act of depicting it always inadvertently ends up glorifying it; that which is supposed to horrify, instead titillates. One begins to suspect that the same may be true of Ted Bundy films. And if the industry maintains its current trajectory, the latter sub-genre may soon become more numerous than the former.

    This movie doesn't…