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  • Certain Women

    Certain Women 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 09 Oct, 2016

    I'd be more on board with this if the middle third didn't lack the tension of the other two, thematically relevant and well-acted as it might be. This, coupled with weak connective tissue between the film's three acts, disrupts its flow.

    That final act, though. I could watch Lily Gladstone pottering amongst those Montana landscapes till the horses come home.

  • Matinee

    Matinee 1993

    ★★★★ Added

    Cathy Moriarty excels in 'throwing shade', as the children call it.

    Also features the best use of 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' on film.

    Also also, John Sayles!

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  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World 2015

    Watched 13 Jun, 2015

    Say what one might about the characters in the original Jurassic Park, but one thing they weren't was stupid. Jurassic World, on the other hand...

    It doesn't so much milk the nostalgic teat as kill the nostalgic cow, peel off the nostalgic cow hide and parade around in it, bellowing "Look how much I look like the original film, but with a difference!" and then winks.

    Its CGI is retrograde, as are its gender politics. One reason you shouldn't mistake…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Oct, 2014

    Man's reach exceeds his grasp. So does Nolan's.

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