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  • Shiva Baby

    Shiva Baby

    ★★★★

    An increasingly fraught and nightmarish comedy that plays in a stage of seemingly never ending plot twists designed to shred the nerves of the audience, Shiva Baby benefits greatly from great direction from Emma Seligman and a engrossing central performance courtesy of Rachel Sennott.

    Running for a brief running time of just under eighty minutes, the film is never endingly fraught and emotionally stomach churning in a manner that is more reminiscent of a thriller or a horror film. Nobody…

  • Halston

    Halston

    ★★★★

    Given how much of Ryan Murphy's output for Netflix has been a mixed bag, which is putting it mildly, Halston is surprisingly good.

    There are a lot of the Murphy trademarks on display here, but thankfully this also has some meat on its storytelling bones and benefits greatly from an excellent central performance from Ewan McGegor and Krysta Rodriguez doing an uncanny impersonation of Liza Minnelli.

    Of course, given that this is a tale of a creative individual who sold…

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  • 2 Fast 2 Furious

    2 Fast 2 Furious

    I feel like I'm going half a star higher here than I should, but 2 Fast 2 Furious' underdog status among the Fast and Furious franchise makes me have a soft spot for it.

    The script is typical early-2000s glossy action fodder including a blandly threatening master criminal, a buddy cop partnership, federal agents that look like supermodels and set-pieces which are really the biggest selling point.

    The story having little connective tissue outside of Paul Walker returning as Brian…

  • The Fast and the Furious

    The Fast and the Furious

    ★★★½

    If you've ever wondered what the inside of the mind of a 15 year heterosexual male obsessed with fast cars and action movies looks like, The Fast and The Furious is your answer.

    In hindsight, it might feel like a mystery of sorts how this movie launched a franchise that is perhaps second to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in terms of box office record-breaking clout. Rob Cohen's original film is enjoyable, even if it functions more like a replay of…

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  • Dangerous Lies

    Dangerous Lies

    A massively disappointing follow up to Threat Level Midnight, I expected more from Michael Scott.

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    Watching Uncut Gems is like willingly allowing yourself to experience a panic attack in movie form. While The Safdie Brothers gained much acclaim for Good Time, I was a little unsure if it was anywhere near as good as everyone seemed to think, even though I enjoyed it somewhat. Uncut Gems is the real deal. It basically takes that high stakes/low-life crime element of their previous film and goes to more epic heights with it, with its two hours and…