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  • Men

    ★★★½

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★★

  • Stereo (Tile 3B of a CAEE Educational Mosaic)

    ★½

  • The Northman

    ★★★½

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  • Men

    Men

    ★★★½

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

    Men will, literally, threaten suicide to prevent their divorce, reincarnate as multiples of the same man after falling to their death, haunt their ex, and iteratively give birth to themselves to make their ex take them back instead of going to therapy.

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★★

    Considering the pedigree of talent involved and the whole meta-quasi-Roger Rabbit sequel/spin-off nature of the thing, I found it more admirably clever from a distance than actively entertaining and involving. The animation jokes are a ton of fun, the nostalgia stuff falls kinda flat, and the broad-strokes plot that exists around the more insane bits is fairly obvious, and knowingly calling attention to its own weakness doesn't do it as many favors as it thinks it would.

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  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    ★★★★★

    Someone needs to apprehend Barry Jenkins. He has fully weaponized the close-up and is going to emotionally destroy everyone with it if he is not stopped now.

  • Upstream Color

    Upstream Color

    ★★★★★

    Every now and then, a single film comes along that completely changes the way everyone makes films. In 1967, Bonnie and Clyde represented a film made by film nerds who studied and appreciated the obscure art cinema and inspired an entire artistic revolution. In 1975, Jaws became the first blockbuster, ushering in a new kind of big budget filmmaking and entertainment. In 1993, Pulp Fiction popularized the ensemble, nonlinear, dialogue-driven films. In 2000, X-Men premiered as one of the first…