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  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Thelma & Louise
  • The Emperor's New Groove
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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★½

  • First Reformed

    ★★★★

  • Drop Dead Gorgeous

    ★★★★

  • Kajillionaire

    ★★★★½

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    i had so much fun w so much of this. felt that the emotional stakes didn’t work cuz they didn’t rly establish the daughter having these feelings in the beginning.

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★

    i didn’t totally buy the sudden strength of his conviction, because i feel like climate despair is something that simmers for a long time before boiling over. i don’t think that’s a trivial complaint about the movie, but i still was super impressed and moved, and thought the central tension of hope and despair were, obviously, resonant, and the filmmaking style to be compelling and beautiful. what do you guys think?

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  • There's Something About Mary

    There's Something About Mary

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I watched this movie with my friend Natalie, and she made a really interesting point: that the Farrelly brothers, who directed it, should be killed. I definitely think it's worth considering broadly what accountability could look like for the people made this film, which is not only terrible, but so psychologically damaging as to be an act of war.

    The whole thing with this movie is the idea of surrounding Cameron Diaz (who is beautiful and charming, and whose character…

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★½

    i was moved by this movie, though i’m also moved by videos of cats who learn how to trust again, so not sure how much stake to put in my emotional reaction. i appreciate being put into a melancholic, existential space and thinking about loss and permanence and loneliness. 

    i think, though, that, as others (george civeris et al) are noting, this movie erases a lot of the explicit anticapitalist politics of the subject matter. the most notable thing to…