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  • Bringing Out the Dead

    Bringing Out the Dead

    ★★★★

    My favorite Scorsese films are his weird ones, his ones *not* about the subject he's most known for -- organized crime -- his ones about faith and relationships. Kundun is absolutely my favorite film of Marty's, and that's part of a pattern, not an outlier.

    Bringing Out the Dead? Absolutely one of those weird ones. This is a deranged and chaotic film, a story about an EMT very rapidly breaking down under the pressures of one of the hardest jobs…

  • The Matrix Reloaded

    The Matrix Reloaded

    ★★★★

    The horniest philosophy lecture.

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  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

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

    I had high hopes for this movie, and oh great golly did it let them all down. 

    Packed full with lazy horror tropes and cheap jump scares, and leaning so heavily on all of characters making the worst and dumbest choices, I just couldn’t connect with this at all. 

    It doesn’t help that Adrian is a non-character, which turns him into a checklist of abusive tendencies and nothing more. There’s no specificity to her relationship with him to drive the…

  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★★★

    Some films attract a fanbase that gives the whole film a bad name, and I don't know if there's a better poster child for it than Fight Club. Between the pandemic of college boyfriends forcing their dates to watch it with them, and dudes idolizing Tyler Durden and his rage-anarchy, it got hard to remember if I liked Fight Club in spite of leaning into toxic messaging, or if its worst fans were the ones out of step.

    I expected…