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  • The Fly
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  • Memoirs of an Invisible Man

  • The Fly II

  • Videodrome

    ★★★★

  • The Fly

    ★★★★★

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  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★★

    I knew I’d been a vocal fan of Bo Burnham but didn’t realize how much until eight different people had texted me about it over the course of 3 hours, all asking me how I liked it.

    There is only one experience I can compare the release of Inside to, and that is the announcement of JJ Abram’s first Star Wars installment, The Force Awakens. Both instances in which the fanboy that lives inside me had already made peace with…

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  • The Addams Family

    The Addams Family

    ★★★

    it’s not a question of whether or not Thing is Gomez and Morticia’s third, it’s a question of how often

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★½

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

    I do not think David Gordon Green is very good at this. It’s as if he realized he can’t artfully pull off the Carpenter thing, so he leaned super hard into the Rob Zombie thing. But gory does not equal scary.

    He does maintain his batting average though, by having exactly one (1) thrilling moment. (The kid’s bedroom in 2018, and the car door gunshot here.)

    All visceral filmmaking choices aside, this shit made me so fucking angry. It’s pro-cop, anti-antifa,…

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  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★★

    I’m reflexively searching my cupholder for the Apple TV remote in an attempt to turn on subtitles, when I hear a teenager ask her bf if Black Widow was a true story, “because there were words on the screen that said it was a certain year.”

    I’m glad the movies are back.

  • Stillwater

    Stillwater

    ★★★★

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

    Most will know that the film seems to be directly built off of the circumstances surrounding Amanda Knox’s imprisonment, as Knox published an essay in response to Stillwater. She’s absolutely correct about everything she says in it, and nobody has the right to tell her she isn’t. Matt Damon’s character is a fish out of water in Marseille, singularly focused on the event that’s shaped the last half-decade of his life. There’s a subplot in the movie about Bill’s inability to give…