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  • The Great Gatsby

    ★★½

  • Iron Angels

    ★★★★

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  • Antonio Gaudí

    ★★★½

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  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    ★★½

    No better director of 5/10 maximalism than Baz, not even Aronofsky. Leonardo DiCaprio is many things, but he is not a man who can make “old sport” sound natural (and those men do exist). I’ve still never read The Great Gatsby.

  • Iron Angels

    Iron Angels

    ★★★★

    Total delight! A real movie’s movie, as they (me) say. There’s almost always something cool and cool-looking going on, and if anything isn’t one of those things, then the other works overtime to pick up the slack. Love how much this moves, also—this is the sort of movie where a character will get captured, and then 90 seconds later we’re already watching the inordinately violent rescue mission play out. Just how I like it.

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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    haven't seen this yet but when Elsie Fisher mentioned Letterboxd on Jimmy Kimmel exactly one person in the audience went "woo!" and I just want to know which one of you fuckers it was

  • Cuck

    Cuck

    Donald Trump’s name is never uttered in Cuck. His likeness is briefly featured, but the man himself is only ever referred to once, and only in the abstract: “our president”. His presence registers with all the weight of an off-brand “Combover Leader” Halloween mask. Barack Obama gets a similar silent treatment, although he’s at least afforded a freakishly anachronistic “Obummer” epithet. This is what we call a “small victory”.

    Cuck is the type of movie where the main character watches…