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  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★½

    needed more dead cops

  • The Oregonian

    The Oregonian

    An exercise in surrealist storytelling and imagery that left me feeling rather underwhelmed with the thought "is that it?" running through my mind by the end of it. One of those flicks where "Lynchian" is thrown around a lot and I'm ready to fully concede that means nothing anymore, especially in the wake of an onslaught of new DL fans thanks to Twin Peaks and interpretations of his work becoming muddied in the process. The pina colada + gasoline mixing,…

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  • Kung Fury

    Kung Fury

    ½

    This bills itself as 80's revival but really it's made for 90's kidz, for Twitch streamers, for YouTube let's players and their devotees, for people who like comment and subscribe, for redditors, for people born in the wrong generation. Basically a mega ass load of the lowest common denominator vocal majority. This is basically a hodge podge of tropes thrown together in a flurry of nostalgic masturbation with none of the charm of what those tropes may hail from. "It's…

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    Something I'm just getting around to now, picked out from my endless list of "movies I should have watched years ago". This also happens to be my first Kubrick film and I know how awful that sounds in 2013.

    What can I say about The Shining that hasn't already been said a thousand times before? Everything about this movie felt perfect to me. It implants a dreadful fear in you from the beginning and never lets up. No scene is…