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  • Tampopo

    Tampopo

    ★★★★★

    Tampopo is not the protagonist. Gōro is not the protagonist. The ramen is the protagonist.

    There it is, my deep thought for the day. You’re welcome.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    Yeah, I dunno, something about the saga of a necrotic misogynist dictator clinging desperately to power until everything is taken away from him just felt like the exact thing to watch.

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  • In The Heights

    In The Heights

    ★★★★★

    After some reflection and a second or third viewing, I miiiiight have to reconsider the rating, but this weekend all I'm thinking about is (a) my first movie in theaters since Birds of Prey and (b) my most anticipated film in at least two years. Oh, and (c) maybe the best movie musical since Little Shop of Horrors. Yes, I went there, and I will probably stay there. Just magic.

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    The ultimate, unbeatable election night comfort viewing.

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  • The Descent

    The Descent

    ★★★★½

    The Sixth Hoop-tober Sense Chapter Two: OH GODDAMMIT

    Previously, devastating high school carnage. And now:

    "I wanted us to claim this place. Name it."

    Scariest movie I've seen in a long time: perfectly paced, serious-minded explorer horror with a bleak, dark heart and characters well worth caring about, even the couple of them who are being hideously stupid right from the jump. Honestly, this might be even more unbearably intense without the external monsters: by the time those hairless nasties…

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★½

    FUUUUuuuuuu

    Hooptober 5.0 #3 (fulfills Hooper requirement, of course)

    I didn't sleep the night I watched this. It got way under my skin and made a home there. Not sure any horror movie has ever done that before.

    I really hope the driver of the first truck got away.