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  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★½

    It's no Lobster, but that doesn't mean it isn't absolutely insane in its own bonkers way. This most feels like Lanthamos has decided that he will take on Michael Haneke's mantle of hater-in-chief, but rather than hector us, he will make us laugh uncomfortably at the darkness.
    The stilted language and uncomfortably direct speech is still there, though this time Lanthamos accentuates it with some really beautiful cinematography and some fun cuts, too; unfortunately, the really funny stuff is missing on this go-round.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★

    Man, am I gonna miss Han Solo.
    Rewatched for The Last Jedi this weekend. It holds up very well.

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  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★½

    I took no joy in watching this dismal failure of a film. I loved the cast; they tried. I loathed the meandering plot and the tonal insanity. Some of this may be the fault of high expectations, but I'm becoming increasingly convinced that In Bruges was a genius fluke and that Martin MacDonagh is not very good. Unfortunate.

  • Ordet

    Ordet

    ½

    Why? Why did I watch this? For whatever reason I find almost all of Dreyer's films infuriating, chock full of insufferable characters with few or no redeeming characteristics- this is one of those movies. And the ending? Fuck. That. Noise. Go watch The Passion of Joan of Arc instead, THAT is a great movie.