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  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★½

    Here are some positive things I can say about this extremely dumb, very bad movie:
    - Pedro Pascal's performance was a delight. Very jazzy, very sincere without being hammy. If the film had been made in the 80s, I could imagine Max Lord being played by Michael Moriarty.
    - Chris Pine is an incredible actor. I think he's one of the best working today but because he's broadly handsome, he ends up doing these kinds of movies.
    - The scene…

  • Sledgehammer

    Sledgehammer

    ★★★★

    what i like about horror films is not their commitment to realism or even gestures towards realism. what i like is that each horror film is its own self-contained universe, each one looking like ours but isn't. the universe of Sledgehammer, like most horror films, is slightly askew, askance, its laws of physics and logic just not quite right. not necessarily dreamlike, though that is the easiest comparison. no, rather, a better explanation is an example. in Time Out of…

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  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★★

    Masculinity is a prison from which we must escape

  • Hocus Pocus

    Hocus Pocus

    ★★★★★

    my proper inner film critic says 2.5 stars (underdeveloped characterization, unclear motivations, too much going on, lack of narrative stakes) but the gay theatre kid slash basic white girl that I am yearns to give this the full five stars