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  • Sausage Party

    Sausage Party

    ★★½

    ...What the fuck did I just watch?

    Ok, in fairness there were some witty moments. I liked the kitchen horror scene quite a bit. But overall this movie was just a constant tailspin between ridiculous allegory, juvenile humor and up-its-own-ass meta-ness.

  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★

    One of the highlights of the last two X-Men film are the nearly identical scenes of Quicksilver's balletic, slowed-down heroics. Those scenes exude a sly joy that perfectly suits this version of the character and would have enthralled me as a child. 

    Logan has a scene that's nearly a mirror image of those scenes. Fraught and desperate, parsing the wish-fulfillment fantasy of superpowers with mature frankness as it shows a central character losing control of his gift rather than reveling in it. It's wonderfully apt and wrenching and sums up the strength of this movie- thoughtful, beautifully done and completely unlike any other superhero movie.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    Holy fuck.

  • Spring

    Spring

    ★★★★

    The best love stories of the past few years have had one foot in romance and the other squarely in the realm of the supernatural.

    With Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive last year exploring how people become interconnected over time as love ripens and matures, and now Spring's examination of the tender, playful, messy intoxication of falling in love and choosing to commit to whatever may be on the other side of the rose-colored beginning, it seems we need monsters…