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  • Teenage Emotions

    ★★½

  • TÁR

    ★★

  • Babylon

    ★★★★½

  • White Noise

    ★★★½

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  • TÁR

    TÁR

    ★★

    Contrived and boring beyond measure with serious pacing issues. There's really nothing deep here as much as it wants you to believe there is. The only good part comes early on in the film when Lydia grills the young student to not be so robotic in his social-constructionist thinking, and that's about it.

  • Babylon

    Babylon

    ★★★★½

    This dark bombastic exercise in extreme Hollywood decadence comes from the same guy who made La La Land (2016), yup. And so it makes one wonder, where does Damien Chazelle go from here. Wherever it is, he is more than likely not to miss because he has made three brilliant 4.5-star films in the span of eight years with Whiplash (2014), the before mentioned La La Land, and now this. Babylon is technically marvelous from start to finish, and even…

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  • Empire of the Sun

    Empire of the Sun

    ★★★

    Christian Bale has been carrying movies since the age of 13.

  • Primer

    Primer

    ½

    I don't care how smart your film is. Leaving little-to-nothing exposition to go on in such a film just doesn't do it for me.

    Sometimes films that are difficult to understand invoke an urge in me to watch it again, but I have no intention of watching this ever again. It's only and hour and 17 minutes long, but it felt like torture.