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  • Bad Times at the El Royale

    Bad Times at the El Royale

    ★★★

    Doesn't understand what's interesting about the characters, which makes the film follow the most boring of the plot lines and weighs down the film with flashbacks.

    What if this movie was really about Phil Spector seeking revenge though.

  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★

    Mostly pointless rehash of Lee's better and more focused work. There's a pretty great musical sequence in it, which should lead someone to giving Lee enough money to do a full musical.

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  • It Follows

    It Follows

    Was kinda expecting not a slut-shaming moral piece here. Stop panning the camera in a circle and tell me what girl in middle school hurt you so much that this is the output. Ruins the great mood with childish characterizations and bizarre coupling.

    And like it is cool that people are starting to expand on Carpenter, but at the expense of his progressive visions, wit and brevity? No thanks.

  • Subway

    Subway

    ★★★★½

    Luc Besson + Highlander welding tube + Miami Connection-style musical scenes + Batman + Taking of Pelham 1,2,3. Like if that doesn't scare you off this movie is just for you. Lots of fun - great companion to the more serious French films like Diva and Mauvais Sang but sharing that same visual vocabulary.

    At least google the Guns Don't Kill People/People Kill People song and wish that Vampire Weekend would cover it.