Steven Cohen

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Favorite films

  • Cloud Atlas
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • MacGruber

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  • Out of Darkness

    ★★★½

  • May December

    ★★★★½

  • The Monk and the Gun

    ★★★½

  • Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

    ★★½

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  • Out of Darkness

    Out of Darkness

    ★★★½

    Pitched as a sort of prehistoric horror movie, Out of Darkness is most effective in the first two acts, as a group of primitive humans struggle to survive - first in a harsh new land and then against an unknowable entity that seems intent on picking them off. Safia Oakley-Green is very strong as Beyah, an outsider to the group who ultimately seems best-suited to combat these threats. She doesn't struggle with the film's invented language as the other actors…

  • May December

    May December

    ★★★★½

    May December is the last 2023 movie I really wanted to make time for before making my year-end list and I'm so glad that I did. This movie is excellent! Todd Haynes sometimes leaves me cold, but May December really did the trick. Folks have been raving about Charles Melton and I get it; it cannot be easy to act in a movie with Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman and manage to match (or maybe surpass) the work they're doing.…

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  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

    To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

    ★★★½

    The best moment in Beeban Kidron's To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar may be its opening in which it introduces us to Patrick Swayze, practically the masculine ideal for much of the 80's and early 90's, and proceeds to feminize him to an almost unrecognizable extent alongside another man's man, Wesley Snipes. We never see the Swayze and Snipes with whom we are already familiar again in this movie, and that's an excellent decision by Kidron and screenwriter…

  • Passengers

    Passengers

    ★½

    Passengers is fucking gross. I don't watch trailers, so I'm not sure how much of the premise is known to the general public. With that in mind, I'll toss out a SPOILER ALERT, because I cannot talk about why this movie is awful without talking about particulars of the plot that come into play at around the 30-minute mark.

    I love the opening of the film. For the first five minutes or so, we just watch the Starship Avalon hurtle…