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  • Edward II
  • Drowning by Numbers
  • Josie and the Pussycats
  • Running on Karma

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  • The Lady Is the Boss

    ★★★½

  • Mahjong

    ★★★★

  • Our Land

    ★★★★

  • Naked Killer

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  • Jubilee

    Jubilee

    ★★★★

    this movie meant a lot to me in my development as An Annoying Person and will always have a place in my heart despite a lot of its provocations feeling kind of whatever now. it remains extremely funny how much it upset certain UK punks who had already kicked off their insufferable self-mythologizing. Vivienne Westwood got so mad she wrote a sanctimonious (and bizarrely homophobic) screed about it on a t-shirt (“Go make a t-shirt about it” will be the…

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★

    my bet is that this is a pretty good preview of the next few years of Biden-era pop culture: bloodless, dollhouse depictions of revolt and imprisonment, politics held at arms' length, uncritical odes to ancient media institutions, etc

    fake covers looked great!

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  • Delta Space Mission

    Delta Space Mission

    ★★★★

    Wildly ambitious visual experiments housed in a goofy episodic Star Trek shell. that dissonance is really fun - long stretches of abstract shapes and movement, glued together by some shots of wonky, rotoscoped astronauts pointing at things. it’s evident how much the animators love depicting machinery in motion, without any clear idea of what that machinery is actually doing

    action sequences felt particularly Lale Westvind-core. we need to resurrect one of these Soviet block animation studios in order to properly adapt Grip

  • Tiger on the Beat

    Tiger on the Beat

    ★★★½

    seems like CYF’s character was supposed to be set to “smarmy, lovable cad” but they turned the dial way too far and hit “snivelling creep who pisses his pants and then passes out in his own piss”

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  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ½

    ok! I needed to elaborate on how annoying this thing was. I don’t hate the guy or anything, but is there a single person less suited to making giallo movie than Edgar Wright? the fussiest, straightest, least sensual director imaginable taking on a genre primarily characterized by its unnerving explorations into fetish? we’ve already glimpsed the farthest depths of Edgar Wright’s carnal appetites and they pretty much start and stop with “what if a cute girl played video games” or…

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★½

    weird, long middle sequence where, one after another, some new "fan favourite" would walk on screen, deliver a line of dialogue, then get gored by an Adobe After Effect. this is probably the future of movies