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  • Mulholland Drive
  • Waitress
  • Spirited Away
  • Rosemary's Baby

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  • Poser

    ★★★★½

  • Mary and Max

    ★★★★

  • Beastly

    ½

  • Elvis

    ★★

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  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    ★★★★★

    Steven Spielberg’s mid stage masterpiece. It’s not my favorite of his films, but it is in my top three—a huge jump from when I called it the worst of his films that had received classic status. I’ve gone back to that review and added a disclaimer that says I don’t agree with any of it anymore, which makes me feel…better, but knowing I went so goddamn harsh on it makes my original review really hard to read. All I know…

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★½

    As excited as I was to revisit The Matrix, especially after buying a 4K Blu-ray box set of all four movies (not a purchase I regret, by the way), it did come with the acknowledgement that I may have to revisit one of my biggest unpopular opinions. I just think this film is okay. Or at least I used to…but it’s grown on me, just a little bit. I looked back at my old review while watching the film, and…

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  • Poser

    Poser

    ★★★★½

    I’m so happy that 2022 is finally getting more contenders for my best list, because I was getting bored. Decided on a whim to pick this up just because I needed to choose something to watch quickly. Sure glad I did, because shockingly, Poser kills. Possibly one of the smartest films about the pretentious underground music crowd since Almost Famous, I was struck immediately by how perfectly this meets the balance between being sympathetic to the characters and situations and…

  • Mary and Max

    Mary and Max

    ★★★★

    I guess it’s my problem that I never quite believed the hype surrounding this film. Honestly, I still don’t think it’s quite a cinematic masterpiece. There’s either not quite enough going on in the story or there’s not enough going on with these characters to make a fully interesting and captivating film for my tastes. But even with all of that, there’s no question that there’s so much creative artistic ambition going on here.

    I can point to the incredible…

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  • Cinderella III: A Twist in Time

    Cinderella III: A Twist in Time

    ★★★★★

    You know what?

    Fuck you. Name a joke that doesn't land.

  • Dear Evan Hansen

    Dear Evan Hansen

    ½

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    To talk about Dear Evan Hansen is to talk about Pan’s Labyrinth. In the months before the release of this film, people all over the Internet marveled at how Ben Platt looked in the promotional material for the film. Marveled at how bad he looks, I mean. A lot of people were talking about him by saying he looked like he was forty, or that he looked like he was sick, or that he looked like he had an…