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Wag the Dog 1997
I love a good political satire. It's easily one of my favorite subgenres out there and when done right, it'll likely remainly timely, for better and for worse.
Wag the Dog is definitely one of those kinds of films that still feels so damn timely. It has plenty of hard-hitting critiques on the relationship between the US government and the media. It is also hilarious, cleverly written, and flawlessly acted. Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, and the late Anne Heche…
Miami Vice 2006
Miami Vice is definitely not a bad movie by any means. Michael Mann shoots the hell out of this thing, the camerawork is nothing sort of incredible. It is Mann after all, you should expect nothing less. The soundtrack is also phenomenal, more movies should start with “Encore/Numb” by Jay Z and Linkin Park.
Where Miami Vice starts to fall apart is its convoluted story that at times borders on being nonsensical, especially with the sound mixing being super inconsistent.…
Thor: Love and Thunder 2022
I'm no hater of the MCU. Yes, I've certainly become a bit more critical and cynical about the franchise as a whole, especially with how rocky Phase 4 has been, but at the end of the day, I truly have only flat-out disliked one MCU movie. But it was just starting to become the same cookie-cutter stories over and over again, with no real surprises, and some of the recent films that I initially walked out really enjoying, really didn't…
Naked isn't good, but it's a hell lot better than what I thought it'd be. It's not funny, it's lazy, and at only 90 minutes the film feels like it's 3 hours long. Marlon Wayans and Regina Hall do give it a lot of effort though, so there's that and there's some actual genuinely sweet moments during the film. Better than a lot of the comedies from Netflix.