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  • Wheels on Meals

    Wheels on Meals

    ★★★★½

    Not even the atrocious dubbing on Amazon Prime right now could take away from the absolute blast this movie is from start to finish. Cornball mugging and serious ass-kicking, the greatest combination. And a dope yellow food truck that makes whatever kind of food is narratively convenient. Anyway I owe this another watch with the proper audio and some better picture quality.

  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★½

    I stand by my initial review: it’s a mixed bag. The visuals are mediocre and it often look like a lousy Saturday morning cartoon. The ensemble is frequently great and it’s colorful as hell, but it rarely makes sense and half these people didn’t need to be there. It’s interesting to see a Vietnam movie that doesn’t take place in Vietnam, and I appreciate that this has a lighter tone than most big budget franchise movies, but it’s still too messy to make a real impact.

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  • The Descent

    The Descent

    ★★★★

    Finally got around to seeing this one. The horror element was fun, and the claustrophobia was genuinely felt, but what I found most compelling was the film's surprisingly progressive representation of gender. The principal cast is made up entirely of women, which seems bold enough (for a film that doesn't take place in a sorority house), but the movie doesn't go out of its way to draw attention to this. These are just people whose friendship is based on their…

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★½

    Achingly beautiful. Anchored by McDormand but it’s clear the world is so much bigger than her, full of people and stories and pain and rocks and the Wall Drug 80 Ft Dinosaur. 

    Worth the wait.