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  • The King of Staten Island

    The King of Staten Island

    ★★

    This is a pretty weird movie. I don’t know if I “get” Pete Davidson. There’s some bits here and there which kept me interested, where it feels like the script wakes up a little.
    Always nice to see Steve Buscemi, and Marissa Tomei is really good here. Honestly, it’s almost all worth it just for the tattoo reveal at the end.

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★★½

    Not at all perfect but very powerful.

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  • House

    House

    ★★★★

    Probably only my 3rd viewing. It had been at least 10 years since I’d seen House/Hasu. Again, long enough ago that it was almost like watching it afresh. Notes this time:
    - I love how much like, avant garde print magazine/poster design has as much to do with the storytelling in this film as say classical ghost stories. 
    -Lots of practical effects layered with early video art aesthetic, which is very effective at showing internal emotional realities as well as…

  • Burn After Reading

    Burn After Reading

    ★★★½

    This one is actually funnier and way more SAVAGE than I remember. The characters are sharply drawn, lots of great details. George Clooney simultaneously acting in and against type, he’s Michael Clayton gone to seed. Somehow It’s all very topical. Every single person is the source of their own downfall. Great! Funny! Depressing!