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  • Disney's Fastpass: A Complicated History

  • Mad God

    ★★★★

  • Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

  • Belfast

    ★★★

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  • Disney's Fastpass: A Complicated History

    Disney's Fastpass: A Complicated History

    “How much do you know about lines?”

    This is Defunctland at a level we’ve never seen before. Perjurer’s eye for detail is still the big seller here, but instead of spinning half-remembered attractions into interesting stories, he’s unpacking the entire history of a theme park to solve a logic problem about one of the most boring activities known to man. And it’s fucking fireworks. Kevin’s sense of rhetoric is so razor-sharp that he’s now capable of anything. This man is…

  • Mad God

    Mad God

    ★★★★

    You know that one clip from Adventures of Mark Twain that circulates every once in a while where the kids meet the devil? This has exactly that spirit except infinitely more ghastly. Phil Tippett is a visionary but he also has some of the highest tolerance for shit, vomit, and blood-soaked metal that I’ve ever seen. This is a feature-length Tool video without MJK’s dipshit sense of irony and with even less taste. Feels like Gilliam’s Inferno, maybe even meth…

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  • Almost Famous

    Almost Famous

    ★★★★★

    So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Miss Wagner’s pies
    And walked off to look for America

    Will reminds me deeply of myself at 15 but that’s largely because at that point, every high school kid with an RYM account wants to be a rock critic. It is what it is. The genius of this movie is that it’s finally convinced me not to wince at everything pretentious that I tried to write when I was 15 because I…

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    The problem with stuffing a narrative like this to be twice its original size is that you’re really just padding a three-act story without adding any more depth. BvS was a writhing mess but it at least had enough moving parts to maybe justify that length on paper? We don’t even get the full Justice League in a room together until almost 3 hours in. And even after all the padding, all of the things that were marketed as defining…