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  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    This is half of one of the best movies Marvel ever made and half of one of the worst and it keeps bouncing back and forth until you just give up 

    I liked it anyway? I think? Sorta? But also every time someone said “avengers” I looked at my phone out of spite.

  • Dune

    Dune

    I don’t know how to tell you this without it sounding backhanded or critical (it is 100% neither) but I didn’t care about anything happening on screen narratively and this not only didn’t matter, it was a supreme positive. I just absorbed the whole tone, lived in it.

    I want 50 more of these so I can just astral project to wherever this one took me visually and aurally, over and over again forever.

    (I did care emotionally at the end though. That was very compelling.)

    I didn’t know shit about any kinda dune before this

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  • Happily

    Happily

    HAPPILY does so many things I love, which is good, and none of them felt like they were there just for the hell of it, which is even better. 

    Everything here is very considered and deliberate. I’m not damning the script by saying it wouldn’t have worked half so well without this direction. I’m saying thank god Bendavid got to direct it himself so he could do it the way he meant it, with all the bite and fully leaned…

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    What a joy this is!
    What a hard movie to make so well! And to not even notice the difficulty while watching!
    The remixing of the story here is something I’ve seen a couple people bump up against, but it lent the whole thing such power! To remove the straight line of it all and to bring the whole of this story all at once, flitting from youthful hope and angst to older disappointment and truer hope, god damn!  God damn! I love this! So grand and so airy! So full and so alive!