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  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★½

    Came up a star upon rewatch. Latter second act onward it still falls apart but until then it's bravura filmmaking from Fincher. Cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth channeling Gordon Willis with all those 70's era deep shadows. Norton is good, Bonham-Carter uneven and 90's Pitt strains to make his movie star impact, overworking his charm like he did back then.

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    ★★★½

    Having not seen the first one, I found this to be an extremely well mounted and crackerjack suspense genre outing. Shades of early Spielberg.

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ½

    After the second watch, more became clear about why I really didn't like TLJ. In a nutshell, we are seeing the rise of fan fiction into the realm of commercial storytelling. TFA and TLJ are both fan fiction films, and have little to do with the Star Wars universe, in any real sense.

    Rian Johnson wasn't interested in the stories JJ set up, or the universe George created, so he just abandoned them. He didn't really like the characters in…

  • Dallas Buyers Club

    Dallas Buyers Club

    ★★★★

    It's a bit by the numbers Oscar bait, but the performances are terrific and after awhile, it really gathers power for a solid finish. I really liked it.