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  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★½

    70

    Hard to parse through this one (But of course. It's Spike) as the film mostly is a toothless endeavor in provocation, rhetoric, and genre dissection through historical/popular culture, complete with a wallop of a Gone with the Wind facepalm on the outset. This certainly isn't "THIS IS AN EMERGENCY." Spike Lee. It reminded me, weirdly, of an inverse-political-version of Three Billboards. And then the final few minutes happened. Lee found a second, fiery blast of rage in post-production, that's…

  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties

    How to Talk to Girls at Parties

    ★★½

    44

    So punk: barely hangs together, caught between a kiss and a scream, and obsessed with the weirdness of itself. The result is a grand synopsis that forgets to be a real movie. Performances are strong across the board, however, and the music ignites Mitchell's soft-core sci-fi imagery with spark.

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★½

    87

    Setting: Marvel Board Meeting

    Kevin: "And then I said, we already put in 3 end-credits scenes, how about 2 more?!?"

    *eruptive laughter*

    Marvel Exec #2: "You're such a card, Kevin."

    Kevin: "These movies don't make themselves!"

    Marvel Exec #3: "Well I mean they kinda do. That's why we installed that conveyer belt in northern Idaho and everything."

    Kevin: "You got me there!"

    *Meeting Room door opens*

    Kevin: "Well look who it is, our crazy director intern, come in James."…

  • Warcraft

    Warcraft

    15/100

    Me: Hi, I'd like one ticket for Warcraft please.

    Ticket guy: Did you bring your strategy guide?

    Me: Wait, what?

    Ticket guy: Have you played The Burning Crusade and Wrath of The lich King?

    Me: Waitwaitwait...slow down.

    Ticket guy: What about Cataclysm, Mists of Pandaria, and Warlords of Draenor?

    Me: I don't even know what a Draenor is.

    Ticket guy: Are you excited for Legion?

    Me: Is that based on the demon movie with Dennis Quaid?

    *Ticket guy sighs, rips ticket, and points the way towards the auditorium*

    Ticket guy: Good luck.