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  • Vice

    Vice

    ★★★½

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

    The movie has a lot of problems, but I think the critics of this are way off base.

    Yes, it flips back and forth from near SNL-level satire to incredibly serious Oliver Stone shit constantly, it's stuffed with information that is for the most part delivered clumsily, and spends its first hour jumping back and forth in time for no real reason.

    But.

    I feel like the thing I've read the most about in terms of negative reaction to this…

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★★

    Second full viewing. What a delight. I wish Edgar Wright had another movie coming out soon.

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  • Unfriended

    Unfriended

    ★★★★½

    I... really enjoyed this? And found it... kinda revolutionary? And expertly executed? I mean, look: you have to buy into the idea that there's a malicious entity out there who makes memes to terrify their victims. But if you can get over that and take it on its own terms... it really works.

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★

    This played a lot better for me on second viewing. Like, a lot better. The things I liked got better, and the things I didn't t like didn't bother me half as much. Don't know if I was just profoundly tired when I saw it first (I was), or if it's whatever issues I have about substance abuse stuff, but even the manager had moments where he felt like an actual human being and not a CGI characters. Top 3 of the year for me.