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  • The Founder

    The Founder

    ★★½

    The saddest thing about 'The Founder' is that, while it's competently made, its most compelling elements are all stuff you could learn from reading a very comprehensive article. The story of how exactly McDonald's was founded is interesting in and on itself, but I don't know if the movie itself was giving me enough to justify itself. I will perhaps remember the poignancy of Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch as the McDonalds brothers, and wrestle a little bit with the fatalism of their misfortune, but I doubt I'll remember anything else.

  • Ocean's Twelve

    Ocean's Twelve

    ★★★½

    You can admire this movie for two reasons:

    1. How impeccably well made it is, with Soderbergh operating at the top of his game in all his usual areas: cinematography, editing, directing.

    2. The aggressively dissatisfying, practically confrontational, way in which the plot resolves itself. This script would get torn to pieces in any screenwriting class. That would be a fatal flaw in almost any movie, here it comes off as kind of audacious.

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  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    This is the first time I've cried during a sex scene... I mean... the way... and... the use of glass surfaces... and Cate Blanchett... and... and the last scene... yeah...

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★

    Star Wars: Greatest Hits.