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  • Mr. Roosevelt

    Mr. Roosevelt

    ★★★

    Noël Wells is a charming performer and she carries this film as far as she can with her considerable charisma, but the material is very routine and expected and there are some pretty glaring technical issues (especially the focus-pulling).

    53/100

  • The Endless

    The Endless

    ★★★½

    My first exposure to the Benson & Moorhead team that I've heard good things about, RESOLUTION has been in my queue for years now, and I'm pretty impressed by what they accomplish here. Starting with an intriguing premise and continuing to twist it in unexpected ways, but with a strong sense of emotional through-line and also a quirky sense of humor.

    68/100

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  • Captain Phillips

    Captain Phillips

    Second viewing of finished film, umpteenth viewing of film in some form and I watched all the dailies while I was working on the film as an Apprentice Editor before it was moved to the UK to finish editing in order to take advantage of rebates. I'm gobsmacked by Hanks' take on post traumatic shock every time I see it, I remember watching the dailies and the first take, the medic kept messing up her take but Hanks guided her…

  • The Big Short

    The Big Short

    ★★★

    Editors are not usually recognized as auteur figures but Hank Corwin is a special case, he has such a distinctive style that it shapes whatever material he touches and it becomes uniquely his own. You will notice a couple things if you look at his IMDB, one that he a credited editor on Oliver Stone's most aggressively edited features, NATURAL BORN KILLERS to U-TURN and I think it's fair to assume much of the hyperkinetic editing and jarring rhythms of…