Watch List Weekly Recap 9/1/23

A happy/sad film pairing for the end of August, a new podcast featuring a great critic on a great film, and a shameless new comedy to start your fall.

Watch List Weekly Recap 9/1/23

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Good Movies 📽

One -- no -- TWO Good Films

Ty Burr • Aug 28, 2023

For the last week of August, here are two good movies, both perched at the end of summer: One looks forward to an autumn full of prospects and potential, and the other gazes back at a spring full of regrets. The first is “Everybody Wants Some!!” (2016, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2, streaming on Hoopla)...

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Classics of the New Millennium: "There Will Be Blood" (2007) with guest critic Manohla Dargis

Ty Burr • Aug 30, 2023

Listen now (52 mins) | Sixteen years on, it plays more than ever like a foundational American masterpiece, a movie that gets into the guts of what makes this country so terrible and great.

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Good Movies 📽

What to Watch: "Bottoms"

Ty Burr • Sep 1, 2023

Emma Seligman’s “Bottoms,” now playing in theaters, proudly waves the tattered standard of the classic 1980s stu-com while updating it for a rainbow-friendly new millennium. It is vulgar. It is violent. It is booty obsessed. It is willfully cartoonish and bears little resemblance to anything connected to reality. I kind of loved it. It’s a movie that my head gives ⭐ ⭐ and my heart gives ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2.

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