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  • Win It All

    Win It All

    ★★★

    First time Swanberg has ever clicked with me, though this is apparently one of the least Swanbergian Swanbergs of the bunch. Still got some feeling out to do with the guy so I won't play my auteurist card and cash out quite yet (this metaphor was coincidental, I swear). There's not much of a structural upgrade here in comparison to, say, Drinking Buddies; both move from scene to scene with an informal inertia, waiting for an inevitable development to take…

  • Last Supper

    Last Supper

    ★★½

    ...and they all lived happily ever after lol.

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  • Far Far Away Idol

    Far Far Away Idol

    ½

    My family went to a house party in 2005. While all the parents drank and chatted downstairs, all the kids were up in the playroom, shooting Nerf guns and watching Shrek 2. When the credits rolled, the host's kids popped into the bonus features and queued up this motherfucker. After every character performed their song, we were asked to vote on who should win. I put up my hand for Donkey's passionate performance of "Disco Inferno," but, of course, Prince…

  • The Room

    The Room

    ★★★★★

    On an eleventh watch, I realize that Lisa and Claudette talking about breast cancer means that this film technically passes the Bechdel test.

    Also, masterpiece.