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  • Ran
  • Suspiria
  • The Piano
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  • Death on the Nile

  • A Perfect Pairing

    ★½

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★

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  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★

    Disney Adults have come of age. 

    A movie for babies that no baby could possibly love: two wildly miscast voice actors, Mulaney and Samberg, play failed Chip n Dale actors, trying to make it in LA after the roles have dried up.  

    The movie wants to be both seedy and innocent, a special kind of perverseness. China Toon Town. It forgets that Who Framed Roger Rabbit was funny largely because Toon Town was a chaotic nirvana, unmolested by the…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★

    Always clever, never funny.

    "There are so many kinds of stupidity, and cleverness is one of the worst," Thomas Mann writes in The Magic Mountain.

    My writing teachers used to say I was very clever, but they never meant it as a compliment.

    Everything Everywhere All at Once has cleverness to spare. Clever sci-fi ideas refracting into other clever sci-fi ideas, spanning a multiverse of limitless potential. It riffs on other movies, with one whole plotline set in the In…