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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    SilentDawn

    ★★★★½

    87

    Setting: Marvel Board Meeting

    Kevin: "And then I said, we already put in 3 end-credits scenes, how about 2 more?!?"

    *eruptive laughter*

    Marvel Exec #2: "You're such a card, Kevin."

    Kevin: "These movies don't make themselves!"

    Marvel Exec #3: "Well I mean they kinda do. That's why we installed that conveyer belt in northern Idaho and everything."

    Kevin: "You got me there!"

    *Meeting Room door opens*

    Kevin: "Well look who it is, our crazy director intern, come in James."…

  • Colossal

    Colossal

    brat pitt

    ★★★½

    there's a scene where anne hathaway goes to an old western section of a bar & says "it's like a fuckin wes anderson movie in here!" 

    do you think that wes will ever see this film? if so, do you think he will be pleasantly surprised to have his name dropped like that? or do you think he'll be like "... um ... no it's not... ?" and uncomfortably fidget in his yellow corduroy suit?
    do you think the filmmakers got…

  • The Beguiled

    The Beguiled

    davidehrlich

    ★★★★½

    Between “The Virgin Suicides” and “Marie Antoinette,” it was already quite clear that Sofia Coppola loves watching Kirsten Dunst struggle to make peace with some kind of purgatory. In “The Beguiled,” the mustiest and most conventionally entertaining film of Coppola’s brilliant career, Dunst is once again cast as a woman with so much to give and nowhere to go, but this is the first of her characters who actually has a legitimate hope of escaping from her limbo.

    Alas, peace…

  • Okja

    Okja

    davidehrlich

    ★★★★

    like ET on crack. a *wild* (and wildly uneven) satire that's less concerned with sustainability than it is about corporate hegemony and the conflicting agendas that result from that… when people say it's a lot like THE HOST, they're not just talking about the creature, but also the attitudes she inspires.

    for the first 45 minutes, i was convinced I was watching Bong's best film. it's so rich, so soulful, and the first act is capped off with a chase…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    brat pitt

    ★★★★★

    actors: $2000
    hair/makeup: $300
    dubbing: $1050
    lighting: $12 million
    special effects: $750

    someone who is good at the economy please help me budget this. my family is dying

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    davidehrlich

    ★★★½

    A huge improvement over PROMETHEUS, and a film that forgives / retroactively gives purpose to its prequel, COVENANT is a majestically shot mash of almost every Alien movie that's come before it, but it only works because it clarifies that these new films are NOT really Alien movies... Prometheus was about the creation of horror, and Covenant is about the horror of creation, and a much better film for that. Scott and co are smart to realize that Fassbender —…

  • Aliens

    Aliens

    Lucy

    ★★★★

    producer guy 1: next on the agenda, what should we call the sequel to alien?
    producer guy 2: well i had an idea.... there's going to be, in fact, more than one alien in this one, correct?
    producer guy 1: yes, plural. go on
    producer guy 2: how about we just call it... Aliens. stick an S on that bad boy
    producer guy 1: bruh
    producer guy 2: bruh

  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    davidehrlich

    ★★★★

    fuuuuckkkk yes.

    Lynne Ramsay directing Joaquin Phoenix in a *super* art house TAKEN (complete with POINT BREAK stylings) that's glazed with Jonny Greenwood's best score to date. obviously hacked within an inch of its life but the skeleton is fascinating. i wanted to watch this over from the start as soon as it ended.

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    Lucy

    ★★★

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

    james franco being cast as the captain of the ship only to fry to death in his cryotube in the first five minutes is the weirdest and funniest fucking cameo i've seen since channing tatum showed up in the hateful eight hskehdknsheksjsh

  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie

    Katie

    ★★★★½

    "Emmet, you didn't let me finish earlier, because I died."

    how do you think James Cameron would react if I told him I cried during The Lego Movie but not Titanic

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    Wes

    ★★★★★

    watched this on the flight to LA and it put me in such a good mood im gonna dance down the I-405 and i don't care if some dude in a lamborghini going 500mph fucking annihilates me

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    Todd Gaines

    ★★★★½

    While I'm not quite ready to label Jordan Peele's Get Out the greatest directorial debut since the Coen Brothers' Blood Simple, I do believe it's one of the most original, enjoyable and entertaining movies I've seen in a very long time.

    It starts with Jordan Peele's eye for the camera. Is he Stanley Kubrick reincarnated? Wow! What attention to detail. From the opening shot, I couldn't believe this was his first rodeo. I hope he's not a one hit wonder.…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    matt lynch

    ★★★½

    Did you like the first one? This is funnier, weirder, way more visually idiosyncratic, doesn't end with a poorly-edited fistfight or ship smashing into a city, and has generous helpings of Kurt Russell and Fleetwood Mac.

  • Okja

    Okja

    Eli Hayes

    ★★★★½

    Aside from a couple performances that could have used a bit more restraint, Okja is nearly perfect for what it is. The best of the four films that I've seen so far at Cannes '17. A story of sympathy disguised as spectacle; a tale of care and kindness for all animals, disguised as a creature feature. Political cinema at its most playfully profound.

  • Raw

    Raw

    Lucy

    ★★★★½

    EXACTLY what the 2017 film scene DESPERATELY needed

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Katie

    ★★★★

    drax's laugh is gonna save the world

  • Colossal

    Colossal

    Lucy

    ★★★½

    maybe a little too ambitious for it's own good, and also simultaneously underwhelming, but i honestly LOVED the concept and ending enough to forgive it's flaws

    also: original screenplays like this are an absolute NECESSITY. even if they don't hit their mark perfectly, they still make most churned out mainstream hollywood scripts look ridiculously lazy in comparison, and are completely worth the risk of creating and putting out into the world

  • Wonderstruck

    Wonderstruck

    davidehrlich

    ★★★★½

    Todd Haynes’ films, intellectually rigorous and often profoundly moving, are fractured stories in which alienated, beautiful characters try to find love (or a certain likeness) in the delicate folds of real life. All of this is made possible by a cinema in which aesthetics assume religious force, culture exists on a continuum, and art has a memory.

    In other words, don’t be fooled that his latest feature is a hyper-faithful adaptation of a half-illustrated children’s novel by “The Invention of…