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  • In The Heights

    In The Heights

    An enjoyable enough movie musical in the moment. But I really do have a problem with the fact that none of the songs managed to stay with me past the credits.

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    Simple. Economical. Tense as F*ck!

    Krasinski knocks this follow-up to his outrageously effective 2018 horror film out of the park. After leading off with a masterful intro, A Quiet Place Part II immediately takes us right to where the first one left off. After that, we waste no time getting to work. Krasinski has no interesting in filler, and constructs set-piece after set-piece that moves these characters forward with as much tension as humanly possible. Despite not containing anything nearly…

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  • Unfriended


    I honestly don’t quite know whether this is some sort of millennial masterpiece or a steaming pile of shit.

    I do know that I (briefly) felt compelled to write quite a long piece on this film, and that, while watching, I was enjoying whatever it is I was given.

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    "No one understands the lonely perfection of my dreams."

    Michael Fassbender should get a nomination for this. He won't, but he should. He's so fucking good.

    Outside a handful of problems (mostly some minor pacing issues in the second act, but also some minor horror movie clichés here or there), I loved every second of this film. Fassbender's just a wicked delight, the production design is amazing, and Ridley Scott manages to build up a great deal of tension and dread throughout the film's fairly basic, familiar story arc.