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  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night


    I feel about A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night the way everyone else felt about Ida back in 2013. I didn't mind how slow the plot was because the shots were so spectacular. There were a lot of great musical moments as well.

    There's something inherently interesting in contrasting the prostitute vs the Iranian vampire in a chādor given how quickly Iran had to start following conservative social rules after the Iranian Revolution.

    I was disappointed to not be…

  • Den of Thieves

    Den of Thieves


    I hate the way Den of Thieves identifies places or character names on screen. It feels so lazy and nonsensical. They're even placed lackadaisically within the shot.

    I have more shit to talk than just that to justify these two stars, but TBC.

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  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project


    This was a really difficult review for me to write and I didn't expect it to be. It isn't even because of the content of the film, which I loved. It's people's reactions to the film that have made it increasingly difficult to digest since leaving the theater. In such a turbulent time in American society, The Florida Project is a Rorschach test for its viewers compassion.

    Like Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Florida Project seeks to tear its…

  • Born Rich

    Born Rich


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

    This is a hard movie to rate. It's not well made, but it almost succeeds in spite of itself due to the fact that it's about rich kids, made by a rich kid: Jamie Johnson, heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune. This gives him access to his rich friends that most documentarians would kill for.

    So although its sometimes embarrassingly amateurish (particularly the background music choices), Johnson perhaps doesn't know how funny some of these interviews are. If we're judging…