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  • The Other Side of the Wind

    The Other Side of the Wind

    I'm halfway through, and I just have to stop. I can't take it anymore.

    I can maybe kind of sort of see why people admire this, but it's a steaming pile of mess, and I just can't.

  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★½

    I'm just so uncomfortable.

    Eighth grade was a terrible time in my life. So much so, that I tried to reinvent myself when I went to a new school in 9th grade.

    Elise Fisher is fantastic.

    I don't want society to melt away into selfies and mindless self-absorption, and I'm afraid that's what's happening.

    I'm still cringing. I'm just really uncomfortable. Meet the Parents was 10 times worse to me than any horror film I've seen. This isn't Meet the Parents cringy, but there are parts where I was crawling out of my skin.

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  • Venom

    Venom

    ★★½

    The first act is steaming, hot garbage. I think Tom Hardy was drunk most of the film. And listen. I'm a huge fan of Hardy. I think he's one of the best actors alive today. Venom did everything in its power to take him over and make him absolutely mediocre.

    And Michelle Williams? I hope she got paid a ton of money, because she was so grossly underused. She's such an incredible actress, and here she is, not being used.…

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★★

    I have a lot of feelings.

    Ok, now let me talk about this film. Lady Bird. First - Saoirse Ronan. Obviously she just carries the film because she is the film, being the visual centerpiece and mouthpiece of the writer/director.

    The music - especially in the 2nd half. Anyone who knows me knows I love Jon Brion. Somehow I missed that he was the composer, but halfway through the film I was like - ummm is this Brion? Yes. Yes…