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  • Almost Famous
  • Still Bill
  • Zola
  • Tongues Untied

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  • Exotica

    ★★★★★

  • Exotica

    ★★★★★

  • The Nice Guys

    ★★★★★

  • Prey

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  • Exotica

    Exotica

    ★★★★★

    Do I love that era-defining masterpiece film from 1994? The one that follows roughly three different storylines and bounces back and forth in time? Yes, yes I do love Exotica thanks for asking!

  • Exotica

    Exotica

    ★★★★★

    I am really enjoying living in the ~people selling off their old versions of Exotica to make way for the criterion edition~ era - I’m buying up literally any version of the movie I find in record stores lol. Just got the 2010s Canadian blu ray/ dvd combo which has the incredible Mia Kirshner artwork (the new criterion art is cool but it could never top this sorry).

    Did the commentary track with Atom & the brilliant composer Mychael Danna, whose…

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★½

    Yeah, I’m reevaluating. 

    The night I saw LP, I walked out genuinely feeling very 4 stars, but I added a half star because honestly even if you mark a review as having spoilers, we all know the stars alone constitute a spoiler themselves and I wanted my PTA loving lb friends to stay excited til Christmas or whenever they see it. 

    But in the weeks since then, I have to be real: The high of the night wore off -…

  • Being the Ricardos

    Being the Ricardos

    ★★

    I swear I’m gonna fight this motherfucker.

    Bitchass sorkin writes an hour and 45 minutes of the best shit he’s written - for screens big or small - in over a decade and then absolutely tanks it all, both politically AND artistically. 

    Politically - He willfully refuses to read the room of america circa 2021 by, all in the last half hour of the film:

    1) Using his characterization of Desi to double down on misguidedly extreme anti-communist sentiment (like, now,…