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Sorry to Bother You

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Stick to the script.” Sorry to Bother You, released in 2019 Cassius Green, a black man, starts a telemarketing job in order to make some much needed money. When he initially falters, an older black man gives him some advice: use his white voice. This change immediately propels him into the ranks of successful […]

The Commuter

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{4.5/5} “That’s a left-handed guitar.” The Commuter, released in 2018 Michael commutes on the train to his job every day — he was formerly a cop and now sells insurance. When he finds out he’s lost his job, he’s worried about telling his wife because their financial situation is precarious. On the train home he […]

Rams

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{5/5} “‘Oh, you’re gorgeous.’ ‘What’s that?’ ‘Just talkin’ to my sheep.’” Rams, released in 2020 Colin and Les haven’t spoken in 40 years. But they’re brothers and they live next door to each other. They’re both sheep farmers, and this year Les’s sheep wins the top prize at the fair. But when Colin has a […]

Enemy

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{2.5/5} “Did you have a good day at school?” Enemy, released in 2012 Adam is a history professor. When he sees someone in a movie who looks just like him, he becomes obsessed with him. He tracks Anthony down and calls him, asking to meet — Anthony agrees. Meanwhile, Anthony’s pregnant wife Helen is very […]

The Mitchells vs. the Machines

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{5/5} “Does it seem good that they’re counting us?” The Mitchells vs. the Machines, released in 2021 The Mitchells are a pretty average dysfunctional family. Katie has been accepted to film school, and she reassures her brother Aaron that he will be OK without her. Her dad accidentally breaks her laptop, so he attempts to […]

Little Women

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{5/5} “You wouldn’t actually marry one of these men, would you?” Little Women, released in 2019 Meg March wants to wear pretty dresses, go dancing, and get married. Her sister Jo wants to be a writer, but will dance if the occasion permits. Amy wants to go to Paris and become an artist. Beth, a […]

Chaos on the Bridge

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{4.5/5} “Some writers chafed at Gene’s vision of a better future where there was no conflict… I liked the dramatic constraints it put on me as a writer… I had to find new ways to tell stories.” — Brannon Braga Chaos on the Bridge, released in 2014 When Paramount decided they were going to create […]

Tenet

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{4/5} “What’s happened, happened.” Tenet, released in 2020 A man wakes up and finds he no longer works for the CIA, as he’s been declared dead. He’s needed for the most important of important tasks — stop World War III. When he meets the first person who explains any of it to him, he finds […]

The Man from UNCLE

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{4.5/5} “Don’t ever make the calamitous error of mistaking my deliberate shortsightedness for blindness.” The Man from UNCLE, released in 2015 Napoleon Solo works for the CIA, after having gone on a spree of art theft across Europe. He’s in East Berlin to grab the daughter of a scientist whose knowledge of nuclear weapons they […]

Batman: Hush

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{4.5/5} “Bruce Wayne, this is Clark Kent.’ ‘I believe we’ve met.’” Batman: Hush, released in 2019 Hush shoots Batman out of the sky and he’s hurt badly. At Hush’s request, Bane and Poison Ivy were working together to get a bunch of cash from a kidnapping. Catwoman helped too, because Ivy was controlling her. Meanwhile, […]