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  • Mangrove

    Mangrove

    ★★★½

    Parkes gives my favorite of the Small Axe lead performances (still have yet to see Education). Very easy to latch onto his weary, righteous face. Hope he has more starring roles in the future.

  • High School Musical 2

    High School Musical 2

    ★★

    This features perhaps my single favorite performance in the entire trilogy when Zac goes full MJ alone on the golf course. Discussed amongst the other two films on this month's episode of HOLLYWOOD'S CHOICE available exclusively on the Patreon.

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ½

    Hahahaha Nazis are gay and dumb! Except when they do nice thing then we like them and the fact that they’re gay is proof that they’re one of the good ones! 


    One of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. Like trying to salve a wound with ice cream

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★

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

    A nice high school comedy. 

    Soft serve, dancing, Pauline Kael, the usual.


    The main theme throughout Charlie Kaufman's work is attempting to understand women through possession. Both in the predatory sense and in the fantasy of becoming one. BEING JOHN MALKOVICH sees a man attempt to win over an object of affection through body swapping exploitation but just ends up getting cucked by her and his wife. He so utterly fails at relating to Susan Orlean and her work that…