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  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    ★★★

    I’m gonna be honest: after witnessing the overflowing litter box of detestable human behavior 2017 has become, the amount of outrage leveled against Ghost in the Shell earlier this year now seems a bit, if not altogether misguided, then at least disproportionate, especially considering the sad cultural fizzle the film turned out to be. No, it’s not a very good movie, or an original one, or, shit, even a particularly engaging one, but neither is it the brazen standard-bearer for…

  • Long Shot

    Long Shot

    ★★★

    Hey, now I can finally contribute whenever a Curb Your Enthusiasm conversation pops up at cocktail parties!

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  • Geostorm

    Geostorm

    ★½

    Back in 1994 I had a huge crush on a cheerleader at my high school named Ginger Jordan. The odds were decidedly not in my favor; I was a pudgy, oily-skinned, Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker-obsessed sophomore, while Ginger was a senior, one of the most popular students at the school, and only a few months away from heading off to college at UGA. Ginger tolerated my presence in a court-jester-to-the-queen sort of way—we shared the same drama class, during which I would use…

  • Hidden Figures

    Hidden Figures

    ★★½

    [NOTE: So this write-up turned into the longest thing I've written for Letterboxd yet—longer even than my goddamned Stalker review—which is probably the only reason I'm actually putting it on the site. It's problematic, likely guilty of whitesplaining and mansplaining, and really doesn't give a fair shake to Hidden Figures or its adherents. But, seeing as only about five people actually read my stuff, and three of them will no doubt see this review's length and give it a hearty…