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  • Colossal

    Colossal

    ★★★½

    Inventive anti-rom com, anchored by great performances from Hathaway and Sudeikis. But no way they don't evacuate Seoul after like the second night, right? You can't just have a bunch of people wandering around ground zero every night acting somehow surprised when the giant monster shows up.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★

    There comes a time when one is asked to look into the luminous computer generated eyes of a smiling, cherubic, tiny piece of driftwood, and instead of feeling enchanted, one feels a Sartrean nausea at the thought of the thousands of manhours and millions of dollars that went into designing and producing that driftwood. And the additional thought that no matter how rote and programmatic the Marvel Cinematic Universe becomes one will still sit there and bear witness.

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  • The Boss Baby

    The Boss Baby

    ★★

    Disturbing mixture of neoliberal ideology and pseudo-child pornography. Posits capitalism as the fixed and generative structure of existence. Also features a baby bukakke scene.

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained

    ★★★★

    Rewatching this, I feel like I need to retract my previous assertion that Django is best read as Quentin Tarantino's fantasy of blackness. Yes, QT wishes he were black, obviously. But Chrisoph Waltz's character here shows that he's aware that that's impossible. Dr. King rather condescendingly tutors Django on the importance of not 'breaking character' while dealing with plantation scumbags like Don Johnson and DiCaprio, but when it comes time to actually engage with the horror of slavery, he can't…