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  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★

    Such a treat when the movies I want to shrug off as Oscarbait actually deliver

  • All That Jazz

    All That Jazz

    ★★★★★

    Just so brilliant. Has a good deal of self-knowledge that semi-autobiographical works usually lack. Bob Fosse uses the musical theater devices he pioneered/perfected as a weapon of self-interrogation -- the form matches the content! Woohoo!


    I feel like "smiling while I'm having a panic attack" musical theater numbers have kinda become a trope now, but the entire hospital hallucination is so inspired. He has such a command of both dance and film and I'm jealous bc his coverage is so precise 😩

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  • Bad Trip

    Bad Trip

    ★★★½

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

    This may be confirmation bias, but last night, I watched TRADING PLACES (1983) and it is the only other movie I can remember that prominently features gorilla rape as a gag. How serendipitous!

    John Landis was definitely much more homophobic about it. Here, Eric was proud to take Silverback spunk to the face. For that, I have rated this movie higher by one-half star.

  • Nobody

    Nobody

    ★★½

    When I first heard that Bob Odenkirk was adapting a Mitski song into movie form, I was tepid. Unfortunately my fears were confirmed -- this film strays very far from the source material