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  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    ★★★

    6 stories that all feel narratively thin and uneven in its entertainment value. Still has the Coen Brothers incredible side characters (with awesome character actors) and sense of magical realism, but feeling lukewarm about a movie by my favorite living directors is NOT GREAT BOB.

  • The Other Side of the Wind

    The Other Side of the Wind

    A fascinating mix of New Hollywood satire and mockumentary style with too many levels of self-reflexivity to count. We'll never know how close this cut is to the one Welles wanted and for now I found it a little hard to reach. A second viewing is probably warranted.

    V confused that Netflix wants to simultaneously destroy cinema and preserve cinema

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  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    ★★★★

    *cries when beginning to think about it*

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★½

    The Halo jump could be my favorite action *shot* of all time. Absolute bonkers insanity by everyone involved.
    McQuarrie has crafted a story where every little piece is important like a true spy thriller and not just an excuse to get to the next set piece and also analyzes its characters in a subtle way. The film is able to keep going after its middle action sequence (unlike Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation) and still have something left in the…