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  • Bad Boys for Life

    Bad Boys for Life

    christian family movies just keep getting better

  • California Split

    California Split

    Elliott Gould can chat!

  • In the Army Now

    In the Army Now

    what even is this???

  • The Boss Baby

    The Boss Baby

    A MASTERPIECE

  • Just Mercy

    Just Mercy

    like The Report and The Laundromat, a very important issue film but with a lot more emotional underpinning and a lot higher stakes. The horrible injustice visited on people in the racist south

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    I don't know anything about the source material but Timmy C as a conservative olden times fuccboi is truly the high point here as a gawking outsider.

    A modern viewer finds the whole thing hard to comprehend in its foreign repression, social codes and somehow even wider wealth disparity than today. If you can look through that muddy historical lens (as muddy to me as The Lighthouse but more feminine here), underneath you'll find some wonderful full human portraits. The…

  • 1917

    1917

    Really takes advantage of the gimmick for tension at specific moments (the beginning! The water! The knock out time jump after the sniper sequence! The baby! the airplanes! the final report! Watching Richard Madden emote in real time!) but it feels like a lot of shoe leather to get to those places after the novelty wears off. That's just my personal taste anyways.

    Great for the gimmick but stretched out beyond what could have been truly great. A great time at the theater even if it doesn't join the pantheon

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    they're doing so many things visually in this

  • Murder on the Orient Express

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Ohhhhh yes

  • Shot Caller

    Shot Caller

    Better than it should be, working hard at that genre prison mystique. At a certain point all the difficult man difficult choices get a bit exhausting but I guess that's a genre element in itself.

    Great actors, want to see more of everyone in something maybe a bit more intricate

  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    Relies a bit on the plotty surprise at every turn in relitigating the case but the lack of moral ambiguity (with the character bit monologues to match) a refreshing throwback from the USA.

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    Smaller than I expected with an ending that rewards the haters. A good attempt, not the highest mark in the gambling/crime film canon but undeniably itself