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  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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  • Encanto

    ★★★★

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    ★★★★½

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★½

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    ★★½

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  • Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    [7.9/10] We have so many stories about the burden of being the chosen one. Everything from Harry Potter to Buffy Summers to Avatar Aang delves into the burden of carrying the world on your shoulder as the fabled champion. It’s a good thing, to humanize those fighting against a supernatural evil, make them recognizably human despite their heroic poses and incredible gifts.

    But Encanto explores something rarer -- the burden of not being the special one, of feeling like you…

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    The Muppet Christmas Carol

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    [9.0/10] A Christmas Carol is sobering, it is frightening, it is heartening, and in the right hands, it is also hilarious. For such a frequently-adapted work, that cacophony of tones makes it surprisingly hard to perfect. Lean too much into the mirth, and you lose the terror of the ghost story. Lean too much into the regrets of your protagonist, and you lose the seasonal joy the novel promotes. Lean too far into the message, and you miss the levity…

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  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    [9.5/10] The most ingenious choice that Greta Gerwig’s Little Women makes is to chop up the story so as to juxtapose present and past. It not only immediately marks this adaptation as distinct from its predecessors, but helps to recontextualize and connect different parts of the story to make it feel new again.

    The audience has a chance to meet and appreciate Freidrich before Laurie has burrowed into their hearts. By the same token, the joy and connection between Amy…

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    [7.7/10] There’s a subreddit called “Am I the Asshole?” where misguided souls dare to ask the Internet to resolve their social situations. Devotees submit a brief description of some social interaction that blew up in their face and let the crowd decide whether or not they were the jerk. Participants can vote “yes” or “no” to the question, or conclude that no one’s at fault, or simply say there’s not enough information to decide. But the final option is “ESH”…