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  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    Does an (extremely surprisingly) good job of being absolutely reverent to Jonathan Larson while successfully adapting a work where he's excoriating himself for being an self-obsessed arsehole.

    Some of the cinematic flourishes/choices don't work, but Andrew Garfield is transformed here, and it doesn't feel forced or actorly.

    Speaking of forced and actorly, however, just know that if I gave things star ratings I'd be knocking off a full star and a half for Lin-Manuel Miranda's insanely distracting cameo. In a…

  • Red Notice

    Red Notice

    I have never been more insulted than when this spent the last ten minutes setting up a sequel that it's well aware no one could possibly want but which it assumes we're all too stupid and lazy to avoid watching when it's the first thing that appears when the Netflix app opens.

    After all, it worked once!

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  • Assassination Nation

    Assassination Nation

    I'm so glad Barry Levinson's rich, white, able-bodied son had a daughter, discovered women exist and decided to tell their story!!!

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    My gut says that general audiences aren't *actually* going to fall for this, but after sitting in an TIFF audience that was primed for it, screamed bloodthirstily in favour of mob violence after the scene denouncing it and then gave it a standing ovation, I'm still gonna have to say it: Dickheads are always going to try to…

  • Hamilton

    Hamilton

    Far better men than I have written scathing critiques of this musical that it's believed Toni Morrison hated so much that she funded an entire play to excoriate it (in fact, one of the better men who critiqued it wrote that very play; you can read one of his critiques here) but here I am anyway.

    Hamilton is, frankly, exactly as stupid as I thought it sounded, and I think if you hear "a rap musical in which slave-owning founding…