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  • Before Sunset
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  • Mississippi Masala

    ★★★½

  • The Crowd

    ★★★★

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★½

  • Nope

    ★★★½

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  • The Crowd

    The Crowd

    ★★★★

    They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They? Unseen 7/355

    A funny, modern-feeling charmer gives way to devastation of both melodrama and deeply felt realism. A remarkable blend with some striking visual flourishes. I relate to the loser too much.

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★½

    I have no idea how the people that think the first is bad think this is good. Expectations are weird as this has been built up as an immediate classic and it is not. Good fun, decent emotional beats, forgettable. Lesser than any Mission Impossible, probably.

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  • Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself

    Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself

    ★★

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

    I AM

    Not a Fan.

    Derek Delgaudio's sad boi delivery felt like bad acting. Sorry, he did this 560 times? He cries on cue every time at the end?

    This reminded me of church when everyone had been touched by the spirit and a wave of tears overcame the room as I sat unmoved and weirded out.

    The bit with the letters was the only authentically felt emotion.

    NXIVM talent show energy but if it was Vanguard showing off to…

  • Umberto D.

    Umberto D.

    ★★★★½

    Flike is without question the greatest movie dog of all time.