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  • Good Time

    Good Time


    Ah, the title is ironic. I get it.

  • Ingrid Goes West

    Ingrid Goes West


    Wot if an episode of Black Mirror was also a SoCal comedy of manners? Proper mental innit?

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  • I, Tonya

    I, Tonya


    The first post-war American nostalgia-gasm, the 1970's mania for the 1950's, was about pining for the prelapsarian innocence of the time before the 60's cultural revolution. The latest, our current fixation on all things 1990's, is different. We all understand on some level that the current media and cultural and economic dystopia began to hove into terrible view during that decade, and as such we want to look back, maybe get a handle on what went wrong. But it seems…

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver


    Conclusive proof that without Simon Pegg's grounded prickliness Edgar Wright spins off into cutesy bullshit. The "musical" sequences never really come together, with rising action consistently undercut before it reaches a point of catharsis. Not helped at all by the fact that the entire film is anchored by one of the most artificial, repellent romances in recent cinema, or that Jamie Foxx's genuinely menacing character seems teleported in from a better, more intense movie and makes everyone else look like they're playing pretend.