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  • The Old Man & the Gun

    The Old Man & the Gun

    ★★★

    Casey Affleck has mastered the art of mumbling.

  • Mid90s

    Mid90s

    Didn’t connect on any level. The language, the manipulation, the lack of substance. It gets close to having something to say multiple times but ultimately ends up saying nothing.

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    I love the look and story of this film. It lives up to the high bar of the original. I particularly like how it ends. There's clearly this large overarching narrative and world, but the film chooses to focus on the human* relationships at play. I really respect that.

    The sets and colors throughout are spectacular. While the setting is grim and dark and wet, there's still distinctive colors and settings.

    It pays homage to the original and expands the…

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★

    Is something wrong with me? I didn't enjoy Vertigo much at all. It's too long, a bit boring, and the twists aren't all that plausible or shocking. The treatment of women in this film is troubling, much like Hitchcock's other films. 

    I enjoyed the shots of San Francisco. And some of the special effects hold up. But I can't find much else to say that's positive right now. 

    I've regularly heard/read over the years about how meticulous Hitchcock is with…