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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★

    It's affirmative: Roger Deakins finally wins an Oscar.

    A very thorough and bleak film, made really well with careful direction and superb production. But right now I'm just hatin' myself for not liking the film the way I thought I was gonna be. I don't know if it's because it's overly long or it's not as provocative as I thought it's gonna be, but yeah I think I was just setting the bar too high. I mean, who wasn't?

  • The Beguiled

    The Beguiled

    ★★★½

    It's beautiful, it's straightforward, and it has a well-done dynamic in the characterization of each of these incredible cast (kudos to Kidman and Dunst), but overall it seems like Coppola played it too safely this time: nothing's really engaging or gripping, and the third act is so flawed and not even half fulfilling the patience we have all given since it began.

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  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★★

    Watching EDGE OF TOMORROW is like you're playing an RTS game with unlimited lives. It's an expanded, war version of GROUNDHOG DAYS, except that some of the formulas do not work that well. The more you get into the movie, the more you find there's something wrong--and you can't stop to re-think what you've just had because this movie keeps you moving (or accelerating) forward. That's why it's exhausting; it wants everything to end fast, with all possible (but ineffective) ways it has. Which is bad, because the premise is nicely introduced and, well, everything's fine in the beginning.

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★½

    Considering how they even made a film that crashed two protagonists that already had their own movies, this is a very, very shallow take. Too bad.