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  • Intolerable Cruelty

    Intolerable Cruelty

    ★★★★½

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

    The Coen Brothers hate you.

    Well, maybe not you, but they definitely hate your taste in movies. Billed as a Romcom, The Coen Brothers manage to undermine every possible trope, dispelling the idea of true love and making you despise their two leads.

    While this movie is considered by many to be "lesser Coen brothers," it has a lot in common with another film also given that label, The Hudsucker Proxy. Both movies are impossible to fully unlock without understanding…

  • Cats

    Cats

    I was feeling shitty this morning so I rewatched Cats.

    More like I was feeling numb. Like I felt like if I watched anything that I loved, it wouldn't have the same emotional effect.

    If you are someone who hasn't seen this movie because of how horrible the reviews are, I beg you to reconsider. This might be the most unique experience you can have with any film. I can't describe the feeling of disgust and wonder that this film…

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  • Thief

    Thief

    ★★★½

    This Mann can direct!

    This reminded me a lot of Safdie Brothers. Of the Michael Mann movies I've seen, he has never been more stylish. I loved the neon vibes, the synth score, and the slow burn plot line.

    If you ever wonder why James Caan didn't have a bigger career, just look up a list of the parts he turned down. He likely had the most mismanaged career of the 70s, yet kicked off the 80s with one of…

  • Blow the Man Down

    Blow the Man Down

    ★★★½

    This is my mom's favorite genre; a murder, a small town with a seedy underbelly, a death in the family, sisters, a secret, a couple cops investigating, a cold northern setting...

    It can be seen as a movie with sea shanty interludes, or a much expanded sea shanty music video, as I prefer to see it. It is quite an engaging and small story, with characters I was quite impressed by.

    Margot Martindale operates on another level. She's got a…

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  • The Queen's Gambit

    The Queen's Gambit

    ★★★★½

    If Anya Taylor-Joy and Harry Melling had children, their kids’ eyes would be the right distance apart.

  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★½

    Have you ever heard the story of the organ-grinder’s monkey?

    As a Fincher-head and a massive old Hollywood fan, it actually pains me to give it a rating this low, but I have to be honest with y’all, it just didn’t completely live up to my expectations.

    My main issue with the film was ironically its screenplay. While I wouldn’t normally think it fair to compare this film to Citizen Kane, the movie references it so often that practically begs…