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  • Silence
  • True Grit
  • Green Snake
  • The Boxer's Omen

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  • The Humans

    ★★★½

  • C'mon C'mon

    ★★★

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★

  • Petite Maman

    ★★★½

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  • The Humans

    The Humans

    ★★★½

    This is being undersold. A film about the primordial power of fear in an overwhelming world of hardship, guilt, and alienation. Fear of each other, fear of The Other, fear of oneself, fear of the poor, fear of the city - fear of people. It's barbed but not hopeless; that it allows this family to clearly truly love each other only makes it more upsettingly relatable that all of their wounds and anxieties lead them to interact largely by sniping…

  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    ★★★

    Poetic in a bad way (thanks for that one French Dispatch, I'll never stop saying it). Suspected this one wouldn't be for me and was mostly right. Too unmodulated, monochromatic in mood and form, one thing for 108 minutes. Never been a Joaquin guy. The interviews are good

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  • My Happy Family

    My Happy Family

    ★★★★½

    I can't believe how lucky I am to live in a world where this movie exists. One of the most astounding films about introversion I've ever seen, and about independence, communication, social convention, being loved for the role you fill rather than who you are. At times it felt like an introvert horror movie, at times like introvert pornography, and for much of the film I wondered if it was stacking the deck too much in favor of our protagonist.…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★½

    There are no Marvel movies. There is only the Marvel franchise. And the Marvel franchise is a boring, average-looking person, desperate to please, who puts on an entirely new outfit every day hoping to convince you that it has some personality or substance, but beneath whatever it's wearing this time around, underneath its fantasy/political thriller/sci-fi clothing, it's just the same dull person with nothing to say. And with Guardians, Marvel is peacocking. It's put on a zany, colorful outfit with…