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  • Eternals

    ★★½

  • Encanto

    ★★★

  • Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

    ★★★★

  • Encounter

    ★★½

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  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★½

    “Oh no, my immortal girlfriend has been snatched into outer space before my very eyes by a wrathful cosmic deity! This is a job for my sharp stick!!!”

    A snooze fest with uneven pacing that can’t devote enough time to its more interesting themes, instead raising confounding questions. Like how Phastos being responsible for every conceivable tech advancement in human history doesn’t count as interference? Or why that one Deviant still needed to be a bad guy once the Eternals…

  • Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★★

    The most impressive aspects of this are the visuals and the attention to detail in depicting aspects of Colombian culture. Still, Disney has been retelling the same moral for the past decade so nothing really hit the way I wanted it to. Maybe I’m just old and crotchety.  

    Also I remember not caring much for the music in Moana either and I think it’s because Lin Manuel’s particularly verbose lyrical style isn’t always a good match for pure musicals. Not…

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  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★★

    The antagonist in this movie is undone via precisely the same method as Anton Ego in Ratatouille

    That being said, what an unexpected narrative! I thought I was getting an offbeat criminal underworld thriller with a pig replacing the usual kidnapped daughter or child; instead it’s something much more sincere and surprisingly meaningful with a beautiful and tightly woven quilt of performances, Nicolas Cage’s being chief among them. Of course he’ll be ignored come awards season but this whole film just goes to show how simplicity really can win out.

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★½

    Willem Dafoe beat the shit out that little boy.