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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    thought I'd see my past, not my future...

    def gonna be That Dad

  • Game Night

    Game Night

    I'll say this: Jesse Plemons does a pretty great Philip Seymour Hoffman.

  • Best of Enemies

    Best of Enemies

    gore vidal......... welcome to the resis-

    my brain is so broken, what are we doing

  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    But not this movie.

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    I have a high school reunion this year that would be a lot more tolerable if it ended like this...

    Does Thanos just have real bad social anxiety?

  • In the Loop

    In the Loop

    Smells like bisque.

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    30 minutes of good, smart, moody sci-fi and 90 minutes of we're-a-ragtag-gang-on-a-mission tropes. Is the bar *so* low?

  • Félicité

    Félicité

    Sometimes the motor on your fridge breaks. So you fix it, then it's the fan. Then the transformer. Then it smokes, or it clicks. So you keep fixing it.

    And if you find someone who will keep working on it with you, you've won.

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    "We wasted so many days" is two beautiful kinds of sad. First, you remember all the times you felt like that... then you recognize the tragedy of considering the preceding days a waste.

  • The Post

    The Post

    Why is Tom Hanks growling at me?

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    Certainly an "adult fairy tale", as it has been billed, and not a "fairy tale for adults". The latter would take a fantastical story, digestible by children, and deepen it with added complexity in its characters and relationships. The former is content to stick with the cloying and cartoonish, but throws in fish dong and vigorous masturbation for good measure.

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    A Matter of Life and Death

    Mawkish in many stretches but... give 'em a break, the war was JUST over. Come for the commitment to in-camera freeze frame, stay for the giant practical eyelid. The courtroom scene is pretty great as the guise of principled ethical debate slips away and both sides dig their heels into patriotic exceptionalism (even if they quickly put aside their differences once they decide that the real matter of life and death............. was love).