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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★½

    "To even know it's true nature would be to lose"

    Both Nolan's DÉJA VÙ and his MIAMI VICE. Luckily, I'm a fiend for inversions. You can precisely clock the moment most people are going to nope right the fuck out of it, which is also exactly when I got so excited I wanted to run laps around the theater.

  • A Hidden Life

    A Hidden Life

    ★★★

    Hey baby are you the closing track from Daft Punk's seminal 2001 album Discovery because you're "Too Long"

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  • Retaliation

    Retaliation

    ★★★½

    *Matt Berninger voice*

    As a free fall advances, I'm the moron who dances
    I was teething on roses, I was in guns and noses
    Under the withering white skies of retaliation

    (this is a joke for five people)

  • David Byrne's American Utopia

    David Byrne's American Utopia

    ★★★★½

    "Looking at people is the best thing"

    A bit more of a standard concert film than Stop Making Sense, but boy, what a concert. And the more basic framing (crowd shots etc) make those few moments where Spike goes Full Spike hit all the harder.

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  • Blue My Mind

    Blue My Mind

    ★★★

    Alternative title: THE SHAPE OF RAW-TER

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

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

    "Fella said that he was the devil and he was gonna do some, uh, devil shit"

    I feel like I need to a) get some sleep and b) see this at least two more times before I have anything coherent to say about it, for now I'm just kinda stunned. This is a very different movie from Tarantino's usual MO, so it took me a while to settle into the groove, but once I did I adored it. And then…