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  • She Said

    ★★

  • Bones and All

    ★★★★½

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★½

  • The Knight Before Christmas

    ½

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  • The Act of Killing

    The Act of Killing

    ★★★★★

    [Director's cut]

    Kinda impossible to put this into words. How do you reckon with a documentary where someone candidly says "for massacres I usually wore jeans" as if it's the most tossed-off, unimportant comment in the world? A truly uncomfortable, startlingly honest depiction of the social and political conditioning that allows these men to live with the atrocities they've committed, the way they can convince themselves they're not to blame because they weren't the ones giving the orders, to compartmentalise…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    A fantastic freeform depiction of two people who fall for the idea of one another but never the reality. Alana is in her mid-20s and just sort of aimlessly floating through life without any real drive or direction, and Gary's ever-shifting business ventures and schemes give her the purpose she desperately craves for herself. The difference is that for Gary these ventures are ultimately frivolous in the grand scheme of things, there's no real consequences to failure because he's literally…

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  • She Said

    She Said

    ★★

    Nothing in the actual reporting has any cinematic urgency to it whatsoever, and all the attempts at humanising the people behind the journalism is poorly weaved into the plot and feels weirdly like an afterthought. Nothing in here couldn't be gained from just reading the article or a Wikipedia page. The subject matter deserves something more than just a didactic, flat recounting of events.

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★½

    I think Johnson is a pretty clunky writer, the structure here of recontextualising past scenes by including information omitted the first time gets a little tiring after a while, and his stabs at political commentary doesn't really amount to more than vague Twitter discourse, but he makes up for it in pure kineticism. Largely a total blast, he's clearly very good at calibrating actors cause everyone is electric and serving the movie perfectly (I couldn't help thinking about Amsterdam, another…

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  • Our Ladies

    Our Ladies

    ★★

    fun that the place where the choir sings is the room where i graduated uni

    not fun that this is clearly a film about teenage girls shoddily written by out-of-touch adult men and quite frankly the result is embarrassing

  • Balance, Not Symmetry

    Balance, Not Symmetry

    Every few minutes my eyes did a 360 degree roll into the back of my head because of how vapid and pointless this movie is