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  • Support the Girls

    Support the Girls


    It feels like Richard Linklater Lite, but is that so bad? Regina Hall received most of the praise for "Support the Girls" (and, inexplicably, actual critics' group awards over seemingly more qualified contenders) but the real standouts are Haley Lu Richardson and especially Shayna McHayle. Enjoyable!

  • On the Basis of Sex

    On the Basis of Sex


    When R*pu*lic*ns watch movies like this, do they realize they’re the bad guys? Like, all the time? Felicity Jones is maybe definitely miscast as Ruth Bader Ginsberg, but damn if she doesn’t rise to the occasion by the end. The beats here are painfully familiar but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I cried three times.

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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout


    What if "The Dark Knight" but Tom Cruise? What if "Skyfall" but "Mission Impossible"? That's "Fallout," the best movie of 2018 thus far and the best action movie since "Mad Max: Fury Road." To use an overdone online parlance, this movie fucks. And from the jump too, with a prologue that combines elements of the first "Mission: Impossible" with a hilarious cameo and the Wikipedia entry to "Rogue Nation" to set the tone for what's to come. "Fallout" is a…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi


    Watched "The Last Jedi" for the third time (thanks, Netflix) and was even more blown away. This is a pretty obvious masterpiece, the work of a brilliant filmmaker with a point-of-view who then used millions of corporate dollars to make his vision a reality. I would say I can't believe "Star Wars" "fans" don't like this movie, but then I remembered we're on Earth in 2018 and everything is stupid.