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  • Capote

    Capote

    ★★★★

    I want to slap every person in this movie who disrespects Harper Lee by willfully bungling the title of To Kill a Mockingbird.

    Goddammit, PSH. Capote won him a (much-deserved) Oscar for his enigmatic, contradictory impression of the famous writer, but I still believe his best work was yet to come. The only actor whose death brought me to tears.

  • Eve's Bayou

    Eve's Bayou

    ★★★½

    A cautionary tale to parents about why you shouldn't let your children play with voodoo.

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  • Detroit

    Detroit

    ★★

    I'm from Detroit. I've lived in and around the city for the majority of my life. This movie has nothing to say about this city, the uprising of '67 or, most damningly, what it's like to be black in America. Detroit (the movie) is the cinematic equivalent of Ramsay Bolton from Game of Thrones; it luxuriates interminably in the depths of human depravity without ever arriving at a meaningful conclusion. Maybe the hopelessness I felt watching Detroit was intentional. It…

  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    ★★★★★

    I remember when the first Paddington came out, I spent the better part of my days trying to convince my adult coworkers at the college town theater I worked at to check out the children's movie about the polite British bear in the duffel coat. The sequel is even better--it only took ten minutes to get me to cry this time. It, like its predecessor, is as playful as Jacques Tati and as inventive as any of Wes Anderson's storybook films, but with twice as much heart. If you don't like this movie, you are a bad person and I don't like you *hard stare*