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  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★

    First Man reminded me of I, Tonya, another film that worked overtime to assure you it was Not Like Other Biopics and came to arrive at a place of bitter ambivalence. I did not like I, Tonya, but I sure felt as though I did for a lot of its running time—it was vibrant, dynamic, a theme park of rollicking Big Scenes that kept me in their pull—and, going into the latter half of First Man, captivated as I was…

  • Inquérito Policial nº 0521/09

    Inquérito Policial nº 0521/09

    ★★★

    escrevi tres paginas sobre o som deste filme nunca mais quero dizer uma UNICA palavra a respeito

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ½

    I want to say something to this film's young queer fans. (Buckle up, 'cause this will be long and full of links.)

    I see you. Your love for this movie is valid. Never before in history has a movie with an openly queer protagonist played on 3000 screens in the US, let alone grossed over half a billion dollars internationally—that we've gotten this far is momentous and worth celebrating. I see your admiration for Freddie and his artistry; I'm just…

  • Green Book

    Green Book

    The reason Green Book works on some people—other than the fact that not everyone knows/cares about its self-serving bastardization of history—is that it's a skillful feat of misdirection.

    Imagine this: a guy wants to make a movie about his father, a rascally, larger-than-life working-class Bronx type. He wants to dramatize one of the old man's irresistible tall tales, and he sensibly opts for the one with self-evident cinematic potential; the time his father's life intersected with that of an important…