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    ★★★★

    Context is crucial. 

    I am an admirer of UNFRIENDED (or, I “stan” for it, as the kids say these days), but certainly more on the technical side of successfully creating the illusion of being done in one continuous take on a computer screen, and less  so on its reliance on cheap jump scares. SEARCHING - which I have yet to see - also seems to be splitting people down the middle. 

    But what if you didn’t make a horror/thriller out…

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  • The Human Tornado

    The Human Tornado

    ★★★★

    Bitch, are you for real!?”

  • He Got Game

    He Got Game

    ★★★

    I can’t get over that Jesus and Lala’s dating montage is underscored by music from the “Beef... it’s what’s for dinner” commercial. But it’s largely made up for by Public Enemy’s soundtrack, and being very entertaining, albeit overlong.

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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★

    I felt almost nothing while watching this. Not in the way that something like TRANSFORMERS beats you into submission until you’re numb, but in that the movie has no blood pumping through its veins. Feels like LucasFilm’s only goal after firing Phil Lord and Chris Miller was to not make a good movie, but a merely competent one that manages to avoid that dreadful green splat on Rotten Tomatoes. And it may barely succeed. 

    The reshoots are felt. Not in…

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★½

    Me: “I love slow-burn mystery dramas that are not over-expository and let the scenes play out through images, performances, and facial expressions.” 

    Lee Chang-dong: “I got you, fam.”