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  • Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton

    Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton

    ★★★★

    A very interesting dissection of the throttled line between performer and performance rendered in terms of “method acting.” Andy Kaufman was less a comedian and more of a living enigma; living what he performed all the way to its end no matter how uncomfortable that made the people around him. Jim Carrey himself postulates that he awoke one night before a comedy set and had an epiphany that what people wanted most was to not care essentially; that they wished…

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★½

    A surprisingly good Marvel entry. Let me rephrase that. A surprisingly entertaining Marvel entry. The other two Thor films fell way below the line of entertaining or quality but this one straddles the line well and is genuinely entertaining. Purist fans will hate the entry I’m sure; Goldblum’s “Grandmaster” is funny and oddly sadistic but not the presence he was in the comics and comes off as a lush Roman emporer who has daily orgies and has secret male love…

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  • The Bad Batch

    The Bad Batch

    ★★★½

    A wholly impulsive and instinctual, if not fascinatingly cerebral, film. It is incredibly hard to describe. It is a visual experience and less of a film with a plot which both plagues it and enhances it; it genuinely has a unique feel. At times I felt like this ensemble was a demonstration in "if a film student got a budget and stars for a film," and at other times it felt wonderfully crafted in production design, music, and visual appeal.…

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A madhouse-tale working as a multi-allegory among old literature mixed with wonderfully paranoid film making, the trademark of top notch Darren Aronofsky films, mother! makes for a fantastic case of a bizarre yet intimate story told in the best possible fashion.

    The story itself is allegorical to the bible, in God's sacrifice of his own son, but told in a beautifully twisted and honestly selfish as the story should be told. It warns of the danger of religious/pious complex's based…