Rich Thorne

Rich Thorne

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sometimes films talk to me, sometimes i talk to them, sometimes ill talk about them here, sometimes there, sometimes not at all.

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  • Caveat

    Caveat

    ★★

    doesn’t really stick the landing, but makes getting there confining and compelling.

  • Luca

    Luca

    ★★

    continuing a strong streak by Pixar, with a notable exception tossed in there, Luca is largely successful on the lower stakes plot that thrusts the action, allowing for the different types of isolation to carry the emotional heft of the film. not sold that it entirely capitalized on its potential, though there are enough moments of genuine wonder and pathos that one can overlook the broad brush with which it paints and the shortcuts taken to arrive at those points.

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  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    There's this thing at KFC called a famous bowl that has, like, chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, cheese, and gravy all mixed together, which are all elements that are, on their own, varying levels of good, but then you mix them all together in to one abomination and realize that you are just eating garbage. This film is kind of like that.

  • Three Identical Strangers

    Three Identical Strangers

    ★½

    In the end I wonder if it's a failure of the film that I am most sympathetic towards the scientists.