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  • Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry

    ★½

  • Val

    ★★★½

  • Us

    ★★★★½

  • Toy Story 4

    ★★★★

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  • Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry

    Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry

    ★½

    (this is continued from my Val review)

    Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry is about a young girl who is followed by cameras capturing her entire life as she pretends to be herself on stage. She has a Simone Biles flavored psycho-physical compromise that everyone tries to “handle” while she sells herself as the person she isn’t to fans who care, at least right now. This is in the tradition of Truth or Dare mimics that seem de rigueur…

  • Val

    Val

    ★★★½

    I shouldn’t be allowed to watch documentaries. All that any documentary seems to be about (at this point, to me) is the relationship between itself and the truth. I don’t know if it’s 2000's reality TV or that one time I watched Capturing the Friedman’s and Waco: The Rules of Engagement back to back that broke me, but what interests me isn’t the subject matter but standpoint epistemology of the thing. I saw this and the Billie Eilish doc (see…

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  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    I see so few movies that I can’t find an "in" to like that it was kind of a nice change when this movie offended all of my sensibilities and made me angry. I can’t believe the Ringer people are all on board for this, because it is fucking garbage (pretty garbage, sure, but garbage nonetheless). All of the plot elements are so hilariously “that’s not how this works” that you have to regard it as dream logic, but then…

  • Too Old to Die Young

    Too Old to Die Young

    ★★★★½

    I'm an Ed Brubaker (comic writer, Criminal) fan and find Nicolas Winding Refn at least interesting, but this 13 ish hour long series about a crooked LA cop, a Mexican gang with a goddess of death, and a social worker with magical powers, a street justice program, and dying hitman employee is something more like Twin Peaks the Return than I would have expected (high praise - I think TP3 is the best piece of art period made during the…