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  • The Siren

    The Siren

    ★★★★

    I’ve sat here after The Siren with lots of unformed feelings about its overreach and what ultimately works about it. Is it, quite literally, a camp retelling of The Little Mermaid as an evocative, impressionistic “folk horror” joint about live and death. Ooh, so deep. But I’ll be damned if it doesn’t work MOST OF THE TIME. And although the male leads are not quite as good here as in They Look Like People, Margaret Ying Drake is Phenomenal as the mermaid. Best mermaid performance since Daryl Hannah in SPLASH. At least.

  • Boy

    Boy

    ★★★★½

    This is about as good as this kind of thing gets.

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★

    I was so stoned, I thought Kevin Bacon was talking to me in a secret code. Still not good.

  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two

    At its best, the original text, the novel It, released when I was 12, was Stephen King’s goopy gesamtkunstwerk. And I mean the word “goopy” thoroughly. It was a heavily annotated journal, completely full of the excesses and accidents of the Baby Boomers, the things that scared them and the things they imagined might save us. 

    But It was always frustratingly vague, and its intentions were scattered. With all the self-importance of a generational warning, IT is ultimately so self-absorbed…