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  • There Will Be Blood
  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
  • A Serious Man
  • Synecdoche, New York

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  • Pig

    ★★½

  • House of Gucci

    ★★½

  • Elf

    ★★★★

  • King Richard

    ★★★

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  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★½

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

    I'm not totally sure what to do with this. I was expecting something a little bit more John Wick in the PNW, but instead, it's JUST the Pacific Northwest, complete with with a lack of bathing, a beard, living in the forest, having a weird animal for a pet, constantly bumming a ride, an underground tour of a place called Pioneer Square, a hatred of Seattle (shared by Seattleites!), mushroom hunting, and natural disaster talk. Hell, there's a full scene…

  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★½

    Oh boy. I wasn't looking forward to this, but I was surprised that I was pretty engaged at points. It's certainly a wild story, not unlike I, Tonya, but it lacks the self-awareness and fun.

    I'm not sure this is even a bad movie, but it's just all over the place. It's wildly tonally inconsistent. There are several farcical scenes and performances, but this goes so poorly with the slow pace and long runtime. Any tension falls apart when Jared…

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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

    Me, halfway through the movie: Is every character just a fucking ghost, memory, hallucination, or projection?!

    Me at the end: Yep

    There are a few cool parts, but it's clear Abrams wasn't interested in writing a script as much as showing off his ability to use Deus ex machina to resolve every conflict and having the greatest number of cameos and references to the old movies that they could fit.

    Literally almost every character died or came back from the…

  • Frances Ferguson

    Frances Ferguson

    ★★★★

    Oddly enough, this is the second movie I've seen today where a teacher has sex with a student. This handled it funnier and classier than Booksmart.

    I saw this at SIFF with the director, editor, and lead actress, which made it all the worse when the shitty projectionists at AMC fucked up the aspect ratio on the screen. Captions on the bottom of the screen were getting cut off and some of the picture reflected off the ceiling. They had…