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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ½

    God, what a piece of shit. 150 minutes of the most unpleasant blockbuster filmmaking.

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★½

    Sean Baker is one of the most empathetic filmmakers working today. This story--about a 6-year old girl on the fringes of the Walt Disney World Resort area in Orlando, Florida--could have so easily been mawkish, exploitative, condescending, or all three. Baker and his co-writer, Chris Bergoch, are able to tell the story of how little Moonee is just trying to have a fun summer without it ever sliding into something obnoxious or preachy. The film boasts what is among Willem…

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  • The Rocketeer

    The Rocketeer

    ★★★★

    "How did it feel, strapping that thing to your back and flying like a bat out of hell?"

    "Well, it's the closest I'll ever get to heaven, Mr. Hughes."

    What an exciting, uncynical, legitimately fun this movie still is, 22 years after the fact.

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★★

    I think that maybe the best part of this incredible film is Jon Brion's drum-heavy build-up to the phone call between Sandler and PSH. It knows how explosive the call is, and it knows how explosive we want the call to be.

    My God, what a movie.