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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★

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    ★★★★

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    ★★★

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  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★½

    Heavy metal petting.

    Really feel like I should have had a stronger positive or negative reaction to this given how hard it’s trying to make me feel something.

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★

    “I doubt it, but we’ll see.”
    Hustle and Flow.

    A very rewarding continuation of Phantom Thread’s thematic concerns of partnerships vs. transactional dynamics. Toes difficult line of making these relationships literal without narrativizing them.

    PTA has long thrived in motion, but this feels crucially breathless to avoid preciousness or relationship signposting. Every passage feels dense in concept (just an endless string of schemes), but smartly blends together as a combination of youthful impulse, melancholic wanderlust, and gamesmanship. 

    On some level,…