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  • Minions: The Rise of Gru

    ★★

  • The Wolfpack

    ★★★½

  • A Serious Man

    ★★★½

  • Elvis

    ★★½

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  • Minions: The Rise of Gru

    Minions: The Rise of Gru

    ★★

    Honestly not terrible. Better than Lightyear which is fucking sad. Unlike Lightyear, while this is also an animated cashgrab, it doesn’t try to be something it isn’t - it never takes itself too seriously, and never feels like a film that is unnecessarily an animated feature.

    Like look, the plot is bad, a sequence of conveniences and unrealistic idiocy without much more of a message than “b urself.”

    However, with a lot of the humor focusing on slapstick and sightgags,…

  • The Wolfpack

    The Wolfpack

    ★★★½

    An interesting documentary about a patriarchal family whose father isolated them from the outside world. The main subject we follow was taught about the world through film. While the doc isn’t visually flashy or innovative in presentation, there’s a nice subversion of familiar trappings talking head docs bring. I’m glad interviews with the parents are featured but I wanted a little more of that.

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