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Review: Happy Death Day 2U, 2019, dir. Christopher Landon

Review: Happy Death Day 2U, 2019, dir. Christopher Landon


Alternative tagline for this movie’s poster: “U Look Like A Monkey / And U Die Like 1 2.” You can have that for free. Wait, no: Royalties. Continue reading

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Review: Aquaman, 2018, dir. James Wan

Review: Aquaman, 2018, dir. James Wan


Preamble: Man, the DCEU movies are fucking bad. (Excepting Wonder Woman, which is good until it’s bad.) …okay, got that out of the way. Aquaman kinda rocks. Like Wonder Woman, Aquaman cradles its share of flaws and bad creative decisions, most of them involving the totally great Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who deserves to be a big huge movie star and … Continue reading

Review: Cold War, 2018, dir. Pawel Pawlikowski

Review: Cold War, 2018, dir. Pawel Pawlikowski


I did, four years ago, write a review of Pawel Pawlikowski’s post-war masterpiece Ida, but I’m not certain it’s still online or if I ever even shared it on this website; that’s too bad, because it’d be nice to revisit my words for context for Cold War, Pawlikowski’s new film, which I imagine years from now I’ll also … Continue reading

Review: Shoplifters, 2018, dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda

Review: Shoplifters, 2018, dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda


Two Hirokazu Kore-eda movies! In one year! What a gift to all of humanity, Shoplifters in particular, this humane but knotty and deeply complicated movie; good though The Third Murder may be, it simply isn’t Shoplifters, the best “family is what you make it” movie of 2018 (and “family is what you make it” is indeed a surprising sub-theme … Continue reading

Review: Bisbee ’17, 2018, dir. Robert Greene

Review: Bisbee ’17, 2018, dir. Robert Greene


Upfront: I dug Kate Plays Christine, documentary filmmaker Robert Greene’s last movie, but I am floored, still, by Bisbee ’17, his latest, and I saw it over two weeks ago. Maybe that makes me…I don’t know, simple? I think Kate Plays Christine hangs around the edges of fast comprehension. It’s elusive. I like an elusive film, and I’m … Continue reading