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  • The Lighthouse
  • The Third Man
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Young Frankenstein

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  • The Party

    ★★½

  • Underwater

    ★★★½

  • Lilo & Stitch

    ★★★★½

  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    ★★★★½

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  • Good Boy

    Good Boy

    ★★★½

    For the third episode of 96 Greers, Patrick and I discuss how Good Boy handles mental illness, being a #girlboss, and owing a creative debt to one George Romero. Give it a listen!

  • Another Year

    Another Year

    ★★★★

    Watching sad people in a Mike Leigh movie: wow what great art
    Watching sad people in a Mike Leigh movie who are sad in the way that you are sad: oh no

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  • The Party

    The Party

    ★★½

    If it was a community theater production and the script was by a member of the company, I would give it 3.5.

  • Underwater

    Underwater

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Why kill off the delightful Mamadou Athie the first chance you get? You had the chance to do that to TJ Miller, ffs.

    Considering that the conceit of this movie ends up being "deep sea drilling wakes up Cthulhu," it could have been so, so much worse. I had more patience for the excessive slo-mo and predictable character moments and newspaper headlines denouement than I might have otherwise. Always happy to watch KStew and JG Jr act.

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  • Support the Girls

    Support the Girls

    ★★★★

    More movies where sexism is depicted as a pervasive atmospheric discomfort, instead of One Clearly Defined Issue/Person.

    More movies about groups of women supporting each other, professionally and emotionally.

    More movies with complex black women as the protagonists.

    More movies where the local hangout is better than the soulless corporate tentacle in some respects but it's still not great, because the boss is still a boss.

    More movies with butch women who don't exist as a joke or a threat to feminine women.

    More screaming.

  • November

    November

    ★★★★½

    A rich world of magic eloquently conveyed through costume and makeup, masterful visual storytelling, and a dash of fantastic puppetry. I did not want this movie to end, ever, and I want a million more like it.