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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    Many uncontrollable grins.  Some genuinely funny moments. Heartpounding stunts. Definitely  enjoyed.

  • Kimi

    Kimi

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

    It’s been a while since a thriller was lean, simple, precise, and tight/smart enough that I was so sucked into it that I lost myself and made noises at the screen and cheered at a certain moment of comeuppance (first nail gun moment). I absolutely loved this. There are a few absurd moments that slightly took me out of it (or maybe could’ve been milked a little more for suspense) but mostly it’s a tight-as-all-hell thriller in the vein of Soderbergh‘s Unsane. (It even ends with a freeze frame!) I also like how he’s using modern “democratized” technology to define new cinematic language.

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  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    A gorgeous, spare, creative interpretation. Great performances.

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    Really loved it, got totally swept up. The agency interview scene… my god.  Misadventures of young and latchkey burgeoning adults in the early 70s valley. It feels like it was plucked straight from that era, akin to a lost 70s comedy in the Michael Ritchie vein in look and vibe and style.  The cast is magnificent.
    One thing that I thought about while watching it… movies are mining nostalgia incessantly right now. To varying degrees of authenticity. This is the…