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  • The Scary of Sixty-First

    The Scary of Sixty-First

    delivers on the premise, depending on how much of the premise you can intuit from your knowledge of the epstein case and/or the creators' personae. very good music and a stupendous iykyk cameo. eyes wide smut?

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    the fundamental issue with this movie is that a comet is simply not a good analogy for climate change, all the weird plot machinations and twists emanate from this simple fact.

    that being said, i was pretty moved by the end, leo and j-law are fantastic as is everyone except streep really, who is doing the same thing she's been doing for 15 some odd years.

    why was chalamet in this movie? i can't say but he was good.

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  • Dune

    Dune

    As a committed Dunehead (I've read the book several times), my main feeling watching this was "wow, they actually did it."

    While not every plot and character detail survives the transition from book to screen — and, crucially, it's only half of the book — Villeneuve "gets" the source material and has the patience, budget, and commitment from his actors to translate it to a shockingly watchable movie.

    Just a few details of things I liked/notice

    -- There's nothing Villeneuve…

  • The Departed

    The Departed

    the best — and most prestigious — of dumb guy cinema; scorsese's response to decades of people not getting his movies, the characters explain to each other exactly what is going on and it's thematic significance, typically by yelling. a masterpiece.