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  • Black Panther

    Black Panther


    Despite loving so much about this production — the score, the visuals, the performances — I still found myself laboring over some early narrative clunkiness and unnecessary CGI use. Once the story finds that downhill momentum toward the finale, BP becomes much more efficient. Until I once again had to endure a fisticuffs between two weightless collections of binary code. It’s not you, it’s me, Marvel. I can’t blame you. Whatever you’re doing is warming cockles and igniting flaming passions.…

  • Meet John Doe

    Meet John Doe


    Full bore Capra. I was struck by just how many scenes featured a whole room full of stoic, unfeeling suits and hysterical Barbara Stanwyck bouncing around like an untethered electron. Unlike the best of Capra’s films I felt the marionette strings attached to my #feels. Terrifically enjoyable performance from Gary Cooper makes this worthy. Just not essential.

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  • The Fly

    The Fly


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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    View my 2016 Cinema Shame/Hoop-Tober Watch Pile Shame-a-thon Statement here.

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  • The Love Witch

    The Love Witch


    I’m not going to dare go into the finer criticisms of this film in a review I’m typing on my phone. I love that this movie exists in its pitch perfect late-60s/early 70s exploitation homage-vibe. Though homage might be selling Biller’s work short. It isn’t an homage. It exists in that world. It breathes that air. And don’t you dare call this camp because camp is ribald, it’s referential mockery. This is sincere. This is an important, living, breathing personal…