Movies

Recently added or updated. (Note: I’m still getting caught up from the 2016 end-of-year awards screening flurry; those entries’ll be fleshed out in due time.)

The Great Wall

Posted in Movies | 02/17/2017
The Great Wall

Helm’s Deep meet Aliens.

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I Am Not Your Negro

Posted in Movies | 02/10/2017
I Am Not Your Negro

Do. Not. Miss. This.

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John Wick: Chapter Two

Posted in Movies | 02/10/2017
John Wick: Chapter Two

The one you send to kill the Boogeyman is back.

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Fifty Shades Darker

Posted in Movies | 02/10/2017
Fifty Shades Darker

Lovely, beautifully performed shallow soap opera.

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The LEGO Batman Movie

Posted in Movies | 02/10/2017
The LEGO Batman Movie

Enjoyable for me, but 5 unmissable stars for superhero/comics fans.

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The Comedian

Posted in Movies | 02/03/2017
The Comedian

The sooner we clarify that this is a drama, the happier everyone will be.

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Neruda

Posted in Movies | 02/03/2017
Neruda

Poetic and experiential, just like its subject.

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Split

Posted in Movies | 01/20/2017
Split

Suspenseful yet sensitive, and McAvoy hits Bona Fide in one fell swoop!

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The Founder

Posted in Movies | 01/20/2017
The Founder

Well-executed but too sympathetic (holy moly).

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20th Century Women

Posted in Movies | 01/20/2017
20th Century Women

Crisp, perceptive, and brilliantly performed.

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xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

Posted in Movies | 01/20/2017
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

Toni Collette was wasted here – someone had the idea that weary disdain conveys power. Alas.

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Love the Coopers

Posted in Movies | 01/15/2017
Love the Coopers

I’d hoped the cast could keep it from buckling under its own pressure, but no.

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Silence

Posted in Movies | 01/05/2017
Silence

Brilliant but flawed – made its points twice too often, and never truly took a take a stand.

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Paterson

Posted in Movies | 12/28/2016
Paterson

I couldn’t possibly love this film any more.

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Fences

Posted in Movies | 12/25/2016
Fences

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Hidden Figures

Posted in Movies | 12/25/2016
Hidden Figures

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Lion

Posted in Movies | 12/21/2016
Lion

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Jackie

Posted in Movies | 12/21/2016
Jackie

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Sing

Posted in Movies | 12/21/2016
Sing

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Passengers

Posted in Movies | 12/21/2016
Passengers

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