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  • Priest
  • Killing Them Softly
  • Unpregnant
  • Rosemary's Baby

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  • Jurassic Park

    ★★★★★

  • Spiderhead

    ★★½

  • The Da Vinci Code

    ★★★★

  • Godzilla

    ★★

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  • Spiderhead

    Spiderhead

    ★★½

    There is probably some interesting subtext in here about our willingness to surrender everything to douchebags in big tech and pharmaceuticals. That we are all prisoners. Freedom is an illusion. Just keep the distractions, sedatives and sexual juices flowing. This movie was brought to you by Viagra.

    But Spiderhead is also the kind of story that turns rape into a Three Stooges-esque punchline, so don’t expect any of it to stick.

  • The Da Vinci Code

    The Da Vinci Code

    ★★★★

    I’m not a particularly big fan of Ron Howard, and after Hillbilly Elegy I may never return to his world, but damn if I haven’t watched Da Vinci Code at least 6 or 7 times now. Dan Brown writes like his audience is in 7th grade, Tom Hanks is bland, half the run time is exposition dumps, the score is cloying and the story is nonsense. And yet I find it all entirely rewatch-able and entertaining. I like all the…

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  • Station Eleven

    Station Eleven

    ★★★★★

    There was something refreshing and sincere about this production.

    It’s 10 hours blissfully free of sarcasm, snark and cleverness. There is no Ryan Reynolds or Will Ferrell. No Superheroes. No over-processed CGI, car chases, or endless streams of gun fire.

    There is drama and death, but it’s never exploitive. There are no good guys and bad guys, just people trying to stay alive and make connections.

    There is love, loss, and loneliness, but not in ways you expect. It doesn’t define anyone. People overcome.

    There was no attempt to sell me anything.

    I doubt there will be a season 2.

    Arts are respected.

    I loved it.

  • 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas

    'Twas the Fight Before Christmas

    ★★★★½

    What a frustratingly precise commentary on the cultural divide in this country right now. Ostensibly about a xmas light fetish, but really about Individualism vs Community, Faux Religion vs Secularism, and all the other idealogical trappings we read about daily in the US.

    That this Sociopathic Clark Griswald could make me empathize with a Home Owners Association speaks to the level of contempt I have for him and what he represents.

    The most horrific part of this documentary is the lack of a conclusion. Which feels disturbingly accurate.

    Framing this in a classic xmas special vernacular is effective and creepy.

    When two tribes go to war.