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  • Mulholland Drive
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  • Thoroughbreds
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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  • Causeway

    ★★★½

  • TÁR

    ★★★★

  • Black Adam

    ★★½

  • Strange World

    ★★

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  • Rough Night

    Rough Night

    ★★½

    Do I only ever watch bad female ensemble movies like is that my job??

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  • Causeway

    Causeway

    ★★★½

    A return to form for Lawrence — I've always felt she excells with these quieter characters, even in huge franchises (The Hunger Games) where she always played like a displayed star from a 'realer' film.

    Modest movie, painfully relatable to anyone who held on tight to their first ticket to nowhere.

    Good character drama, and Brian Tyree Henry is such a great presence.

    Lovely cinematography and music. Screams American indie in many ways but there ain't nothing wrong with that!

  • TÁR

    TÁR

    ★★★★

    Well she really... Tárnished her credibility 😳

    Really a great character piece not just in how it interrogates its subject, but in how it shows how its subject affects everyone around them.

    Thought it was fascinating how Lydia essentially tries to conduct everything and everyone around her when she's not on the podium — as if this total chokehold on control will somehow release her from the grip of all her insecurities, overcompensating, and narcissism.

    Blanchett's performance obviously a banger…

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  • Bride Wars

    Bride Wars

    ★★

    Amazing how much of this could have been avoided by them just marrying each other

  • Summer of 84

    Summer of 84

    ★½

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

    I lose followers every time I make these types of complaints but I don't need fragility in my life so here we go: I'm tired of the same 'group of teenage boys solve a mystery' story. Almost every review of Summer of 84 comments on how it rides the nostalgia-porn wave that the likes of Stranger Things brought on and that's correct. Every archetype, trope etc. is there.

    But this weirded me out more than usual with multiple conversations about…