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  • I, Tonya

    I, Tonya

    ★★★★★

    If all Tonya Harding wanted was to be loved, then I hope she watched this film. It's the kind of loving consideration we should all hope to receive in our life. While many call it a black comedy, it is simply oozing empathy for its tragic hero. And what some have mistaken for mockery is actually brutal honesty without pity. It strikes a consistent matter of fact tone, as I believe Tonya herself does.

    I generally don't like biopics. Two…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'm sure fans of this film would call the endless parallels here with The Empire Strikes Back homage, but it just took me out of the story. What I liked most about the last one was the new characters: Finn was refreshingly unheroic, Poe boyishly cavalier, and Rey everything that Leia promised to be in the original Star Wars. For the most part, it's more of the same this time around. The plot points were predictable, including a lot of…

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★

    Now, I am an established Nolan skeptic, so for some I may have no credibility discussing this film to begin with. Still, I did not like this film.

    From even before anyone saw it, there was buzz about it being this generation's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Now that sounds kind of absurd, and unfair both to Kubrick and Nolan, but it's impossible to discuss this film without referencing that one. And you know what? That's not necessarily a bad thing.…

  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★½

    The film needs to be slower and duller at the start so that the viewers who walked into the wrong theatre have time to leave before the main action starts.

    - Tarkovsky to the State Committee of the USSR on Cinematography

    This sounds like one of those apocryphal quotes, but if Tarkovsky did, indeed, say this, he wasn't joking, as I'm sure many did walk out of the beginning of this film. It takes Stalker half an hour before anything…