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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    ★½

    I luv when a movie starts out with kinda cool, promising/interesting characters/visuals and then so thoroughly beats them into the ground repeating the same shtick over and over and over and over again that nothing matters anymore and you wish movies like this weren't around to take up room in the search results from good shiz like Trinkas version of Midsummer Nights.

    God the little wild child kid made my brain boil like a pot of moldy milk

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★

    Man, I was skep that this was just gonna be a super conventional whodunnit senduo but I was glad to see it being a good bit more than that! So fun, with such a good script (I think it coulda been like 10-15 mins shorter but oh welllll) and GOD Toni Collette playing a snooty Instagram guru is REVELATORY

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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★

    This movie just, like, doesn't feel like it really exists.

    Like, it really, really, really wants to be seen as truly saying some "real shit", but whatever nebulous issues it claims to be talking about ("mental illness", "people being meanies") it never really delivers any sort of nuanced take which suggests any modicum of thought went into it beyond trying to be "like Scorsese but with the Joker".

    It just feels so convinced of its own amazing-ness, it really reached…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    It's utterly, completely ludicrous how wonderful this movie is. I feel like I'm repeating myself having been blown away by the Lighthouse only just last week, but I was transported by this movie in a way that just felt so urgent and raw, yet also timeless, frequently hysterical, and yet left me actually weeping for the first time at a movie this year, maybe in a couple years.

    God DAMN this movie, ugh this is why we have movies, to give you a little microcosm of life in 2 hours 11 minutes that days more than years of toil and heartbreak and laughs.