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  • The Pelican Brief

    ★★½

  • The Poseidon Adventure

    ★★★½

  • The Lost Weekend

    ★★★½

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★

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  • The Pelican Brief

    The Pelican Brief

    ★★½

    Supreme Court justices get murdered.

    Me in 1993 (probably): “That’s appalling!”

    Me in 2022: “What’s the problem?”

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★½

    There’s a long standing running gag among some black comics that white people (or at least non black and brown communities) live for the spectacle and love fooling with nature. Largely, when they see a wild animal, they have to pet it. When there’s an extreme weather event, they have to film it. And it’s why their dumbasses are always getting eaten by lions and shit.

    ‘Nope’ has our black and brown characters confronted with true spectacle. They may run…

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  • Saturday Night Fever

    Saturday Night Fever

    ★★★★½

    Many of the criticisms on this site are baffling. Yes, Tony Manero is a toxic asshole with toxic (and criminal) asshole friends. But depiction doesn’t equal endorsement, and his clear shift at the end is indicative of how the filmmakers see him and his subculture: as dead ends. Dance is a thrilling balm but one that can’t remedy insecurity, inadequacy and indecency.

    Plus, Travolta is simply electric. No wonder we gave him like 8 second chances.

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    A pointless, wretched sequel. This isn’t a movie, it’s a masturbation session to nostalgia and a vile desecration of a classic.