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  • Dazed and Confused
  • The Departed
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  • Nope

    ★★★½

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★★

  • The Northman

    ★★★

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★½

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  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★½

    A movie more about Spider-Man™ than Spider-Man the character. The biggest movie of the year is just a series of references and commentaries (not even meta-textual, literally in the text) on previous iterations of a franchise with a story that is not compelling because it features an unnecessary amount of magic mumbo jumbo. Everyone has chosen to love this for reasons that make me feel dead inside. The sole purpose of movies now is just to set up more sequels…

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★

    I try to restrain myself from the ultra-negative fanboy trolling that comes with Christopher Nolan movies, but I haven't loathed something quite like this in, possibly, my entire life. It isn't just Nolan's "schtick" that bothers me; it's his complete abandonment of anything but that "schtick" in a movie that becomes so overwrought with this unnecessary indulgence and, ultimately, disappointment. As a filmmaker, Nolan's highs are high-- executing excellent action sequences, creating blockbuster movies without IP attached, and thrilling uses…

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  • American Animals

    American Animals

    ★★★★

    A good heist movie is undeniable, you know one when you see it– or more aptly, once you’re in it. The planning, the getaway, it's effervescent. American Animals is a stark reminder of what a real crime feels like; it takes time, it's nerve-racking, people get hurt, and it never goes according to plan. The film creates such an elicit feeling of this thrill through a real life, true story. The modest take on high-level tension is a shamefully overlooked…

  • Boys State

    Boys State

    ★★★★½

    The front runner of the year has arrived. A fantastic documentary that just dominates at every level- production, subject, storytelling, just an enthralling two hours. It is Lord of the Flies genuinely portrayed through the lens of 2020 politics. The movie subjects to a world of teenage masculinity, identity politics, and the ideologies of a misguided generation of navel-gazing soon-to-be politicians. In the documentation of the week-long mock Texas state government election cycle, the film captures a brilliantly perfect snapshot…