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  • Tangerine

    Tangerine

    ★★★★

    Hits different on a projector than on a laptop. More of a sensory overload in places, and I really question some of the music choices. But I definitely like it more the second time around!

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★½

    Folks, it’s a long one. Some of the political machinations were a little lost on me midway(?) through, so I was hanging onto the performances to get me through until I could make sense of things again. But the performances are fantastic across the board, Al Pacino especially, so that was OK. I can’t imagine revisiting it any time soon, but I also suspect it’ll grow on me more with time.

    This year has been one of education in Scorsese for me, and I’m just really happy a film like this exists.

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  • Late Night

    Late Night

    ★★

    How do you make a movie skewering straight white male comedians and then give a cameo to Bill Maher?!

  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    ★★

    Let this film stand as a testament to the fact that Gareth Edwards had the right idea, and as a perfect case study of learning all the wrong lessons from what came before.

    Edwards's film is frequently derided for being a boring slog that doesn't give the fans enough of what they want, i.e. Godzilla, and maybe another monster or two for him to pound on. I myself initially came out of that film feeling mixed about the lacking appearance…