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  • The Tree of Life
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Adventureland
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  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★½

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★

  • Don't Look Up

    ★★★★

  • Eternals

    ★★★

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  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★½

    Beyond annoyed at all the award buzz this is getting. I couldn’t even take this seriously as a result of how inconsistent Benedict Cumberbatch’s accent was. I’ve always disliked him as an actor, but even if you take him out of the equation this movie’s just flat to me. Almost nothing interesting whatsoever, just character drama among characters I couldn’t care less about. This year’s MANK. 

    I know there’s a difference between movies as art and movies as entertainment, but…

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★

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

    Four stars feels a little generous, but there’s a lot of good here, especially from actors like Willem Dafoe and Jamie Foxx. Dafoe’s Green Goblin is probably the most impressive villain Marvel has, still. And of course seeing Tobey back in action is a pleasure. The movie is a montage of a lot of great moments and fan service, driven by a plot that seems superfluous and totally avoidable by rational adults (looking at you Dr. Strange). But I had…

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  • Crash

    Crash

    ★★★★

    Okay, WAIT, hear me out.

    When I first saw this movie, I gave it a 10/10. At that time, I was a teenager with little film experience. I was awed by this because I don’t think I’d ever seen a film that wove multiple stories together like this or overtly addressed racism.

    Watching it again, at least a thousand movies later, it’s not as impressive. The story weaving is still cool, but not groundbreaking. And the overt ways in which…

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★½

    Let’s get my only complaint out in front: I have a hard time taking Nicolas Cage seriously, in any role.

    THAT BEING SAID, this movie absolutely R I P S . The cinematography is phenomenal, the color palette is rich. The late, great Jóhann Jóhannsson’s final score is one for the books; I purchased it on vinyl less than 24 hours after I left the theater. It’s heavy and eerie, adding to the film’s greatest quality: atmosphere. The whole thing…