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  • In Bruges
  • Society
  • Mary and Max
  • Confessions of a Superhero

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  • Would It Kill You to Laugh? Starring Kate Belant + John Early

    ★★★½

  • We Need to Do Something

    ★½

  • Strictly Ballroom

    ★★★★★

  • Elvis

    ★½

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    ★½

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

    Let’s discuss morality in horror films for a quick sec, specifically in relation to Bobby-Lynne’s death and why I think it derails the entire film in a way that can’t recover from. At this point in the movie, it’s been revealed that Pearl and Howard are killing off our protagonists because of jealousy for their youth and beauty with a mix of puritanical rage at their being adult film stars. All well and good, although the inherent ageism of “look…

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    Manic Princess Dream Girl.

    Even as a huge fan of Pablo’s last film, Jackie, I still went into this with a bit of trepidation because the overall Diana mythos feels obscured at this point by retcons about just how damn quirky/sad she was. I had no clue that that would be literally all this film is. Diana is sad. Diana is quirky. Rinse and repeat. You never see Diana really even attempting to follow the rules or be somewhat normal. So…

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  • Would It Kill You to Laugh? Starring Kate Belant + John Early

    Would It Kill You to Laugh? Starring Kate Belant + John Early

    ★★★½

    A little strange as a special, but I’m assuming this is a backdoor special for a TV show that I would almost definitely watch so I’m cool with it. 

    Recommendation?
    Watch If: you’re a fan of John & Kate.

    Discussion Question: Would the hot caramel joke have worked better with one less callback? I think yes.

  • We Need to Do Something

    We Need to Do Something

    ★½

    Another film goes into the “Not for me but I get it” bin. Gross out gore and family drama. This’ll be someone’s favorite movie.

    Recommendation?
    Watch If: you like lots of gagworthy violence and heartfelt monologues.

    Discussion Question: Did you want more explanation? I felt like it was lacking honestly.

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  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    I love animated movies. This is what I imagine people who hate them feel like every animated movie is: just constant screaming, flat plotting, and weak jokes. The voice acting (of actors I usually like) is hyped up to 11, which becomes grating after a few minutes. The plot itself is obvious and unsurprising with no plot moments that have any weighty stakes.

    Now combine that with a near constant stream of paint-by-numbers faux sentimentality, vague corporate-approved gestures at representation,…

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    I’d rather have watched an 87-minute long cut of Gal Gadot's "Imagine".

    I mean, my buddy Bo starting off his most indulgent project with a song about how he doesn’t have anything worthwhile to say and how he should shut up was a CHOICE.

    The parasocial aspects of this are so strong overall. He talks about ‘universal experiences’ with such consistency that you begin to wonder what he actually cares about and what he just knows his audience will respond positively…