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  • The Mule

    The Mule

    ★★★★

    Outside of a horribly miscalculated court scene (that still manages to have a great joke) and a couple of script beats that don’t work (mostly involving Taissa Farmiga and some dropped narrative strands), this is pretty damn great. Eastwood is more compelling in front of the camera than behind it, but he gets how humor and tension go together.

    From the minute he calls his Latin gardening buddies “tres maricones”, I was strapped in for a fun time. Eastwood has…

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★

    As much as the film pokes fun as origin stories, it’s still an origin story through and through. Love how much Spanish is peppered throughout (bilingual realism)! The voice cast is stellar—a genuinely wonderful mix of voices that’s as colorful as the animation itself. Occasionally reminded me of Masaaki Yuasa in its playfulness with form (albeit working within a traditional narrative, but no less exciting in the realm of American animated cinema that's more often than not just plain boring).

    P.S: That post-credits bit was everything though and I’m very pleased about it.

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  • Heartstone

    Heartstone

    ★★★½

    I wanna watch an entire movie about the artistic sister who writes poetry about death and has what I assume is the best decorated room in all of Iceland.

  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★★

    English teachers everywhere are gonna bust a nut when this hits home video because it’s an absolute wet dream of a “movie to show to my class that deals with Serious Issues in a non-confrontational and palatable way when I don’t have a lesson plan.”