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  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

  • Licorice Pizza

  • Luca

  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape

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  • On the Rocks

    On the Rocks

    Getting $50 from Polygon or some other Vox site that covers movies now for some reason to write a piece on this with a thesis that goes something like "A charming portrait of a soon to be middle-aged woman who finds her life on the rocks that ultimately fails to account for all the ways that America, the country she lives in, is also on the rocks," making me the main character of Twitter for the day but also giving me enough money to pay for one (1) value size box of Honest Company plant-based baby wipes.

  • Days

    Days

    When a filmmaker holds on each shot for so long that the entirety of the film forever burrows its way deep into your consciousness... that’s a Tsai-op.

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  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    A feast for the eyes, and the ears—no one writes dialogue quite like the Coen Brothers.

  • Luca

    Luca

    Did not finish. Remy’s been asking to watch this after liking the trailer last week, but she demanded I turn this off 15 minutes in, eyes full of tears, yelling “I want Elmo instead.” Movie seemed cute, not sure what got to her. Maybe it’s the film’s conception of fish people secretly living among us and that you can never really know who’s actually a human unless you rudely splash them with water? Or maybe it’s the converse, and she…

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    Waited to watch until I knew David could explain it to me via 3.5 hours of audio right after.

  • The Power of Kangwon Province

    The Power of Kangwon Province

    Look, I think my Hong bonafides are pretty well proven so I’m just going to come out and say it: the most popular review for this movie only has 23 likes. That’s hardly any likes. Surely I can get more. Please help me get more. It’d be really cool to have the most popular review for one of my favorite filmmaker’s films. I’d wear it like a badge of honor, even if it’s for one of the early and underseen…