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  • Greenland

    Greenland

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    Oh, I loved this. Disaster movies are rated on a curve. As other reviews have pointed out, this film is far, far better than it has any right to be, and it excels in a big way by focusing on character rather than spectacle. The asteroid predicament isn't new, but it is presented wellβ€”fragments that weren't caught by our current technology. The separated couple predicament isn't new, either, but Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin give strong performances. I liked their characters a lot. This movie was well-crafted fun with genuine heart and stressful tension. What more could I ask for Movie Night?

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

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    Into the Wild for people who haven't seen Into the Wild?

    This film did not work for me at all. I loved The Rider, so I'm familiar with ChloΓ© Zhao's work. I didn't find a whole lot of there there, and for what was there, Into the Wild did better. As Mike D'Angelo wrote in his review, Nomadland takes a peculiar middle ground between Fern freely choosing this life and it being forced upon her by capitalism (or S O…

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  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

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    Without a doubt one of my biggest gaps in film knowledge until now. I knew the gifs and the memes and the Royale with cheese and the path of the righteous man, but it didn't lessen the impact on screen in the moment. I laughed shamefully hard at the scene with Marvin.

    Weirdly enough, it made me appreciate Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood quite a bit more. I missed Rick and Cliff and the bittersweet reimagining of Sharon Tate. Strange how movies can do that.

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

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    Came for Mary Elizabeth Winstead, DID NOT LEAVE DISAPPOINTED. Wow, did I ever like the hell out of this movie in stark contrast to how much I didn't enjoy its Deadpool-esque marketing campaign. It is sharp, well-directed, and that final fight scene was something to behold. They successfully blended Harley Quinn's utter over-the-topness with more grounded characters and performances, like Black Canary and Huntress. Ewan McGregor did whatever the fuck he wanted, and I πŸ‘ am πŸ‘ here πŸ‘ for πŸ‘ it.