★★★½ Watched 02 Jan, 2020
Technically, it's remarkable — immersive and immense, putting us on the frontlines of war. But character & story take a backseat to technique, muddying much of its emotional heft.
★ Watched 26 Dec, 2019
The absurdity of it is fun for about 10 mins, then the reality of its incoherent, sloppily rendered, bafflingly misjudged execution sets in. Not only nightmarish, but boring.
★★★½ Watched 21 Dec, 2019
The world the Safdies build is an engrossing one – frantic, brutal, and nerve-shredding – but it’s also an exhausting experience, teetering on shrill. Should’ve been shorter.
★★½ Watched 20 Dec, 2019
Can’t decide if it wants to be a biting satire or an earnest rallying cry so instead, ends up acting as more of a voyeur, never digging in or adding to the conversation.
★★★½ Watched 18 Dec, 2019
Shultz’s bold artistry elevates this two-act domestic drama beyond its narrative shortcomings – the first half’s chaos & crescendo leading to a more human & haunting second
★★½ Watched 23 Dec, 2019
Like bad fan fiction, it’s desperate to please, insisting on connecting every dot in the SW universe, resulting in a hurried, soulless, and pandering finale.
★★★★ Watched 26 Dec, 2019
At times, Gerwig’s playful use of structure can get a bit fussy, but when it works, the movie is euphoric – sweeping and warm, rich in feeling, and bursting with life.
★★★ Watched 21 Dec, 2019
Attempts to add to the lore of the first, but somehow manages to be both predictable & overplotted. The animation is breathtaking but the storytelling is missing its magic
★★★★★ Watched 12 Dec, 2019 1
Simply perfect. An intoxicating, incendiary piece of art and masterclass in acting, cinematography, and storytelling. A movie that belongs in a museum
★★½ Watched 08 Dec, 2019
Frustratingly mediocre. Haynes misses the mark here, borrowing heavily from better legal thrillers and lacking the urgency or nuance needed to do such a story justice.
★★★½ Watched 06 Dec, 2019
Like an act of healing, LaBeouf’s script is specific and introspective, but it’s Har'el’s delicate touch that breathes life into it, helping it rise above standard sob story.
★★★★ Watched 01 Dec, 2019
A painful, cathartic confessional, Baumbach’s knack for naturalism adding such weight to every moment of ugly rage, and clarity to the calm that follows.