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  • The Faculty

  • Confessions of a Shopaholic

    ★★★½

  • Heathers

    ★★★★

  • Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

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  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★

    Very much the work of a Gen X'er pretending that Gen Z is some kind of ideal society, with every character from the beginning of the film being practically self-actualized. With that, there is absolutely no dramatic urgency: I mean, sure, the girls have something to prove to their classmates, but motivations steadily slip throughout the film—to the convenience of the plot. And that is what this is: a film that cribs all its emotional beats from Superbad without understanding…

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    Taika Waititi is a bad filmmaker. Or how about this—he's a careless one. He mixes metaphors to the point where aesthetic language need be thrown out the window. He doesn't understand character psychology. He doesn't even really understand comedy. There are no stakes in this film, let alone the complex high concept mix of comedic and dramatic stakes that it aims for. Any hope I had was from the sheer absurdist imagery of Hunt for the Wilderpeople, a film very…