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  • Mulholland Drive
  • Back to the Future
  • Welcome to the Dollhouse
  • First Reformed

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  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

    ★★★★½

  • Nope

    ★★★½

  • Going Overboard

  • It

    ★★★½

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  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

    The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

    ★★★★½

    You can be really good at your job and bad at everything else

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★½

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

    Close Encounters meets Tremors. Lots of great ideas and themes, though the only one that I think fully crystallizes concerns the consumptive nature of mass media rubbernecking / doomscrolling. The best, most interesting character is dispatched too early, leaving us with some underdeveloped heroes whose connections to each other never really make sense. It’s also just not all that funny, which is a bummer after Get Out/Us’ great balance of horror and humor. 

    Still, some stunning and evocative effects and a genuinely original concept — rarities in today’s culture. Recommend!

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★½

    Absurdly, obnoxiously overlong but, as someone who’s mostly cold to Nolan, this was prob my fave Batflick since Returns. No backstory, no logistics, only a bit of second act emotional padding. Isn’t interested in making Batman/Bruce “likable.” Great villains and goofy performances. Great rapport between Bat and Gordon. Very excited to see where this iteration of the franchise goes.

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League