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  • Wonder Wheel

    Wonder Wheel

    ★★★½

    Sure this movie has some problems here and there, but overall I had a pretty good time with it. Wonder Wheel is a tight and entertaining Streetcar Named Desire-esque chamber drama with next level cinematography and solid performances (aside from Justin Timberlake, he's kind of terrible), and of all people, who would've known I would love Jim Belushi in two roles this year. He's very natural and watchable, and he's really good in this and the amazing 3rd season of…

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★½

    I enjoyed The Shape of Water, it was a respectable movie overall. The cinematography is lush, the performances impeccable, the music fantastic. But something about it just didn't entirely click for me. It drags a bit towards the middle, and it also didn't feel entirely fresh. It kind of just feels like a take on the style of Jean-Pierre Jeunet, mixed with some typical Del Toro tropes he's already explored with many of his films, and with a "love is…

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  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

    ★★★★★

    I can't quite grasp what I just saw... but it felt good.

  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys

    ★★★★

    Saw this tonight at a special advance screening thanks to the Alamo Drafthouse! There was a simulcast Q&A with the cast and director afterwards, and I was lucky enough to get my question asked via Twitter. I even got to see the moderator butcher my last name right in front of Crowe and the Gos! The movie itself was pretty solid. It's a really fun 70's noir, and Crowe and Gosling are an awesome and hilarious duo. I don't know…