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  • Tangerine

    Tangerine

    Just really bad. I wanted to feel some empathy for the characters but really it was just 90 minutes of Sin-Dee and Alexandra calling each other "bitch" and spiteful bullying and taunting behaviour towards anyone in their paths. The only characters who had my compassion were the poor Donut Time owner (an immediate phone call to the police was warranted) and the sub-plot with the Armenian taxi driver. The other characters had a thick film of nastiness that ultimately made…

  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    ★½

    Really disliked this one, which played out like a poor man's Royal Tenenbaums. I broke my moratorium on watching movies starring Adam Driver because I had high hopes for what this could have been. Even though he appears only briefly (as his character Adam Sackler from Girls), he wasn't actually the worst thing about this movie. Table-read quality 'acting' from Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman and Ben Stiller. Really bizarre editing (scenes abruptly ending or being cut off) and a meandering, pointless plot with no payoff. Painful to sit through.

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  • Personal Shopper

    Personal Shopper

    Absolutely baffled by the positive reviews. This was an absolute mess from start to finish, and contained basically four types of scenes, replayed over and over:
    - prolonged over-the-shoulder scenes of a text message conversation: closeups of thumbs typing and iMessage back and forth (with continuity errors, date changes and mismatched timestamps). Reading these felt like work, and added little to the story.
    - Kristen Stewart bumbling around in a dark, empty house
    - Kristen Stewart thumbing through racks of…

  • Yarn

    Yarn

    ★★½

    Interesting topic but poorly executed. Some of the artists weren't great on camera and there were notable omissions (where was the original yarnbomber Knitta Please??). The captioning was poor and inaccurate. Also, the spoken word/poetry transitions were awkward and out of place. I left this movie wanting much more.