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

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  • In the Line of Duty 4

    ★★★½

  • Plain Jane to the Rescue

    ★★★½

  • The Passing

    ★★★★

  • Vortex

    ★★★½

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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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  • The Passing

    The Passing

    ★★★★

    ambitious zero-budget science fiction that I’m already predisposed to love, but mournful and melancholic in a way I don’t typically associate with these sorts of scuzzy industrial headtrips. that this devotes so much runtime to, like, Secondhand Lions-style reminiscences between two elderly characters already makes it stand apart from most other no-wave art horror things

    DIY video fx and some early Cronenberg “fax machine and an empty university library” set pieces are the big draw, and the budget constraints are…

  • Lessons from a Calf

    Lessons from a Calf

    ★★★★★

    very moving. kids are so cool

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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